Saturday 11 March 2023, 10:00–18:00 / Amsterdam
Location is NeverNeverLand Osso, Frans de Wollantstraat 84
Contact through firstname.lastname@example.org
Healing Colors is an artistic, communal workshop in which the healing properties of organic colors from the natural, endangered ecosystems such as the Amazon will be explored to create a series of textile works to heal personal traumas and colonial wounds.
Healing Colors is part of an artistic research project by Ana Bravo Pérez, in collaboration with fashion designer Johana Molina, textile designer and natural dyeing specialist Lucila Kenny, and a group of women of the Colombian diaspora in the Netherlands. In the workshop, a set of yellows, pinks, oranges, greens and other colors, will be created for dyeing textiles organically while working on the healing properties and historical, natural, spiritual and symbolic meaning of these colors. The workshop is meant to offer a communal setting to connect in various ways to the territories where the plants, roots and other organic materials originate. The coloring of pieces of cloth will lead to a series of textile works in memory of female social leaders who have lost their lives in the frontline of the climate crisis while defending their territories.
The workshop has space for up to 12 participants. If you are interested in participating in the workshop, please write a short motivation to email@example.com.
Healing Colors is the first in a series of workshops that will lead up to an analogue film installation as a decolonial antimonument that will be installated at Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons in the summer of 2023.