People walk into a refitted space where subdued lights, plant shadows, big cushions, food instantaneously relax. The evening starts with a vocal introduction altogether. We slowly move our hands and focus on our clothes, and we learn techniques to visibly repair them, to customize them. We work on personal clothing. While our hands make, we engage our minds by reading texts in our mother tongue. The perception and understanding of the languages are explored through meditations, imaginations, discussions, feelings, making, repairing.
We made together ©
Dani Cao is an observer. She participated in the master’s program Practice Held in Common. As a part of her practice, she initiated a reading circle called ‘read to each other’, where the unconsciousness, consciousness of voice and meaning are explored.
CO-CREATE CO-FACILITATE CO-HOST CO-ORGANIZE
We decided to collaborate in combining the reading and mending for an enriching experience.
© We Made Together
Where was the cocoon evening?
February 2019, Artez University , in Arnhem, The Netherlands
Adriana’s shirt with boro and embroidery. Anna’shirt with patches. Adriana’s jacket with satin’s stitches.