Unjumbling Our Histories
Design: Jeanine van Berkel & Maja Irene Bolier
14.30–20.00 hrs (dinner included)
Doors open from 14.00 hrs
BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht
Free to attend, apply by clicking the link above
A one-day workshop on storytelling, collage, and bookmaking—created by artist and writer Maja Irene Bolier—with a purpose to learn and share stories in a safe and fun environment; a space for empathy, learning, and understanding.
The workshop starts with a memory; a smell or taste, a childhood toy, something that is important to you, and really makes you… you. Participants may bring an object that represents this idea, if they have one. With this memory or object in mind, they’re asked to collect or bring along materials, such as images and art supplies, to work with.
The focus of the first part of the workshop is on storytelling and writing. Introductions to all members of the group and their memories and objects are followed by a number of writing exercises.
In the second part, the focus is on the illustrations to the story, playing with the images that have been brought in or collected, as well as the books and materials present in the space. We use methods including cutting, pasting, drawing, painting, collaging, and writing to create a book: a small slice of memory put down on paper.
The workshop ends with a book presentation and discussion, combined with a communal meal cooked by bASIC aCTIVIST kITCHEN (b.a.k.).