Workshop with Alexandra Bisbicus supported by CAPAZ and the Truth Commission’s Nodo Alemania
“Hilando Altares de la Memoria y la Verdad” is the name of the first on-site workshop organised by the Colombian Truth Commission’s German group, Nodo Alemania, and supported by CAPAZ. It will be led by Alexandra Bisbicus, a social pedagogue, and textile artist with a background in art therapy.
Where? The workshop will take place in Berlin, Germany (Haus der Kulturen Lateinamerikas e.V., am Sudhaus 2, 12053 Berlin).
When? The following Saturdays from September to December 2020: 12.09. / 10.10. / 14.11. / 12.12.
Time? 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The workshop will be a meeting point for reflection based on embroidery and weaving, as a proposal for transformative and healing art that claims and reconstructs the collective memory and truth about the Colombian conflict and how it is perceived outside of Colombia. Embroidering, joining, mending life stories, are other ways of telling and walking the word while resisting violence, silence and oblivion. Weaving collectively is an exercise that engenders dialogue aimed at understanding what has happened to us as a society and as a country. We will embroider altars of pain, of mourning, of the absences that the conflict has left us, but which also symbolise tenderness, joy and the defence of life. This memory work is important. Because knowing what has marked us in these years of war is a way of getting closer to the truth. The artwork resulting from the workshop will be sent to the Truth Commission in Colombia.
Those interested in taking part should write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the Commission’s German and European groups: www.comisionverdadcol-eu.org
Note: This activity is not organised directly by CAPAZ Institute. For further information and contact, please write to the email above.
(NW Text: Comunicaciones Nodo Alemania, Claudia Maya. English version: Tiziana Laudato)