During the Opening a small Thesmophoria fiest will take place alongside a low-fi basket binding textile related workshop at Yellow Brick. When the seeds have grown, colored the garment, and been served for tea. What sort of pace and rhythm does a material give you? ’Syjunta’ is a combination of the two words sewing and guerrilla in Swedish. It is a soft word for craft related circles for conviviality in which participants, often women, meet regularly to sew, to knit, to quilt, to weave and to embroidery. It is a place that holds idle conversations as well as political discussions. In Greek the word Πλέξιμο can be used for craft but also for social misunderstandings. The English expressions ’chew the rag’ is connected to the exchange of gossip some of these gatherings might hold as a weekly newspaper. During her stay at Yellow Brick, Angelica Falkeling will conduct a series of workshops (closed to the public) in the tone, energy and atmosphere of sewing circles as a place for convivial learning, connected to her interest in intersectional feminist practices and cross-generational dialogues. The workshops will contain embroideries, textile dying and braids. In collaboration with the local pharmacy a workshop will be organised as a form of exchanging knowledge and techniques with senior women. Also as part of the project will be the making of braids at the local hairdressers in the area of Kipseli, finalizing by an invitation to Yellow Brick for basket binding and Thesmophoria feast.
The STEP 15 | Chew the Rag is developed with and at Yellow Brick and with the kind support of the Swedish Arts Grants Committee