Workshop:

Design your own Shroud

with Nienke Hoogvliet

10 Nov 2019

Have you ever thought about what you want to be wearing when you die? This autumn, we will breathe new life into an old Dutch tradition with a series of workshops. This workshop invites participants to actively think about their passing and to design their own burial shroud. Three different textile artists will host the workshops, the third being Nienke Hoogvliet. In her own work, she experiments with herbs, unusual materials and dyeing methods.

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Material for the workshop - Filippo Iannone

What you will do

First, funeral director and Still Life curator Susanne Duijvestein will introduce you to the tradition of the burial shroud, including its meaning and practicalities.

In this edition with Nienke Hoogvliet, you will create a death shroud from a natural fabric and you will treat this with herbs and other organic materials. She will teach you the effect of these herbs and the beneficial substances they release onto our skin. After deciding on the design and patterns, you can start applying the herb printing techniques. The idea of this workshop is that you determine the design of your shroud, start creating and bring it back home to continue working on it. 

Nienke Hoogvliet

In general Nienke examines the possibilities of using organic products out of the sea. She highlights huge sea pollution problems, by showing that the organic sea (waste) materials can be (re-)used. In her previous project SEA ME Nienke made a knotted yarn of seaweed.

Information

Workshop: Design your own Shroud
Sunday 10th of November, 13:00 - 17:00 
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6 
Tickets: Full price €95,-| Student/Artist/Stadspas €66,50* (incl. €1 administration costs)

*We give a discount to students and artists. If this applies to you, we may ask to see your kvk nr/ portfolio or student card. For questions, please send an email to workshop@mediamatic.nl.

Attendance limited to 12 people. We maintain a minimum of 6 participants.

Please note that (unless everyone speaks Dutch) this workshop will be held in English.

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Fabrics and hand-out during the workshop - Filippo Iannone

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Nienke presenting her artistic practice - Filippo Iannone

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Design your own shroud - Filippo Iannone

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A participant carefully choosing the fabric - Filippo Iannone

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Potato ink print on fabric. Make your death creative - Filippo Iannone

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Fabric drying in the sun - Filippo Iannone

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Color your shroud with curcuma - Filippo Iannone

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The participant was writing her daily chant on the shroud - Filippo Iannone

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designing your shroud requires patience and care - Filippo Iannone

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Details are important if you wish to die comfortably - Filippo Iannone

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Feeling the fabric first and then design the shroud - Filippo Iannone

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Nienke washing the the fabric after plunging it in the pot with the natural color - Filippo Iannone

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Give your death a big and round smile - Filippo Iannone

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Shaping the potato before printing on the fabric - Filippo Iannone

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Trying out the size of the fabric - Filippo Iannone

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Susanne is always there to give the best advice - Filippo Iannone

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Susanne Duijvestein showing how to wrap a body in a Shroud - Filippo Iannone

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One of the participants wrapped in a Shroud - How would you like to be tucked in before going into the ground? Things are changing in the funeral world. Music is not only choirs and organs anymore. Graveyards do not have to be located next to churches. And coffins do not necessarily to be made from wood. As our believes shift, the materials we choose around death also change. It is a crucial time for designers to come up with new rituals, spaces and other death-related designs. If you actually want to be composted, it is better to be… Filippo Iannone