Hole Mending Workshop
|Hole Mending Workshop|
|Name||Hole Mending Workshop|
|PeopleOrganisations||Nicha Keeratiphanthawong, Tabea Nixdorff|
In this current time period, which is full of omissions and ruptures, our dependencies on technical devises as gateways to social connectedness increased. What gets sometimes lost along the way is the sense of one’s own situatedness: Following endless digital threads of information and being constantly in touch with the “hardware,” it is likely to forget to read one’s own bodily presence. Weaving, just like computer coding, are highly complex automated nettings. Only the point of rupture—a dropped stitch, like a bug in the code—reminds us of necessary manual interventions.
To focus on a gesture of repair and “networking” as a literal and tactile activity, we invite you to join us for a Hole Mending Workshop. To relax the senses while focusing on fixing holes in garments, soft textiles, its interwoven stories of wear and tear.
Disruptions in the weave of a garment cause holes to grow. By patching these obvious dots, we remediate and re-activate unappreciated clothes without erasing traces of our bodies inhabiting them. Remediation: a technique of repair that emphasizes the repairer’s presence. To observe your hands doing needlework is to allow your mind to center and meditate upon connections.
Please note: You will be asked to take close-up photos of two garments with holes. To be equipped with needle and thread would be advisable, but paper and pen also do. The results will be uploaded on the HDSA Website.