Within the frame of the group exhibition Sitting Circles with Ana Alenso, Ada Van Hoorebeke, Okka-Esther Hungerbühler, Cosima zu Knyphausen, kate-hers RHEE curated by Marie-Christin Lender
Part of the exhibition programme SoS (Soft Solidarity), conceived by Nataša Ilić and Solvej Helweg Ovesen
In addition to the installation »Daisy Chain«, in which Ada Van Hoorebeke reveals the production of natural dyes from pomegranate peel, the batik session offers insight into the actual process of dyeing fabrics (dye station). In preparation, Van Hoorebeke collaborated with the local juice vendors of a weekly market in Berlin-Wedding. Their freshly pressed pomegranate juice was offered at the exhibition opening (try station) and the waste consisting of fruit peels have been dried since then (dry station).
The artist, who has learned batik techniques from artists and artisans in Indonesia and Gambia, gives us an insight into her own work and lets us participate within it. The viewer is invited to take part in one step of a staged »production chain«. Flower patterns will be painted with wax, leaving its inverted pattern after dyeing the textiles with pomegranate peels.
The products of this session will be placed into the installation at a later date and be put in contrast to the reinterpreted industrially manufactured car parts and materials.
Meeting point at Galerie Wedding. Bring clothes that can be stained. There is no age limit, children can participate accompanied by an adult.
*Originally »Daisy Chain« refers to organic jewellery made from freshly picked daisies connected with their stems through a repetitive handicraft activity. »Daisy Chain« can also refer to a textile pattern, and to different types of chains in electronic engineering, climbing equipment and in group sex.
With kind support of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe, Berlin, funds »Ausstellungsvergütungen« and exhibition funds for communal galleries. kate-hers RHEE in cooperation with Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung.