Workshop:

T - Design your own Shroud

with Susanne Duijvestein

1 Jan 4300

Ever thought about what you will wear when you're dead? In the past it was customary in the Netherlands to make your own death shroud and keep it in your linen closet because you never know. Although this tradition has passed, the shroud has reappeared in our 21st century as a more sustainable alternative to the coffin.

In this workshop, progressive funeral director Susanne Duijvestein invites you to dive into this old tradition, to actively think about the natural cycle of life and death, and to start designing your own burial shroud.

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Shroud in a field - by Elisabeth Lanz

What you will do

First, Susanne Duijvestein will introduce you to the tradition of the burial shroud, including its meaning and practicalities in Dutch culture. Then you will start to create your own shroud from a natural fabric and treat it with organic materials. The idea is that you make a start with your shroud, and bring it back home to continue working on it.

Susanne Duijvestein

As an independent funeral director with a love of nature and a keen eye for aesthetics and ethics, Susanne is making a difference in the funeral world. Her mission is to talk more with each other about death, and our own nature. She reflects on how we relate to impermanence and advocates for a more sustainable and personal farewell. Susanne is also curator of the Nature Morte program at Mediamatic.

Tickets

Full price €75 | Discount €52
We give a discount to students, artists and Stadspas holders. If this applies to you we might ask to see your kvk nr/portfolio or student card for this option.

Information

19th of September, 13:30-17:00
Can't make it this time? See other dates here
Attendance limited to 8 people. We maintain a minimum of 5 participants.
Please note that, unless everyone speaks Dutch, this workshop will be held in English.
For questions please e-mail workshop@mediamatic.nl.

We are taking corona safety into account at our workshops.
Read our small print here.

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Burial Shroud - Susanne Duijvestein

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Design your own shroud - Alice Gimpel

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Design your own shroud - Alice Gimpel

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Design your own shroud - Alice Gimpel

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Design your own shroud - Alice Gimpel

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Design your own shroud - Alice Gimpel

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Design your own shroud - Alice Gimpel

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Design your own shroud - Alice Gimpel

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Design your own shroud - Alice Gimpel

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A burial shroud with the colors of life and death - Alice Gimpel

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Participant showing a mini version of a burial shroud - Alice Gimpel

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Participant adding a personal object to their burial shroud - Alice Gimpel

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Femke working on the burial shroud made with elements of her deceased mother - Alice Gimpel

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Participant showing their work - Alice Gimpel

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Participant showing their work - Alice Gimpel

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Design your own Shroud - A special shroud designed by the participants Anisa Xhomaqi

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11-11-2019 Participant is painting her death shroud with natural dye - In Designing Death, we invited participants to think actively about their passing. They were able to design a death shroud based of an old traditional Dutch way, under the guidance of an expert designer. Filippo Iannone

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

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A participant carefully choosing the fabric - Filippo Iannone

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One of the participants of the Design your own Shroud wrapped in a cloth - Designing Death is a workshop, were  participants can actively think about their passing and can design their own burial shroud. Hereby they used an old traditional Dutch way of c ustomize it.  Filippo Iannone

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Fabrics and hand-out during the workshop - Filippo Iannone

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

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

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