An interactive art project aimed at exploring sustainable textile manufacturing processes and creating interaction between man and nature. In a visual way show how organic material can be reused and refined.
In the spring of 2019, we announced an open call for people to submit a garment that everyone has in their wardrobe – a shirt, with an associated story. Where we offered to color them for free with natural color pigments. And by doing so “upcycle” a favorite in the wardrobe. The purpose is to create transparency through interaction and dialogue. Through the exchange of knowledge, people are given the opportunity to reflect on their own wardrobe and their consumption. Many people have no insight into the production of textiles or the enormous environmental impact on nature and humans. Our goal is to raise awareness and curiosity about how it is actually done and how it is possible to extract color ourselves from things that we usually grow and eat.
For four years we have explored and documented dyeing with plants. Through our own practice, we have created a color library that contains over 250 different shades that are extracted from around 50 plants and minerals. We also cultivate plants such as indigo. Use compost materials, plants from the wild and also with some brought pigments from travels in India. Such as indigo, turmeric and madder which belongs to some of the world’s oldest color plants. We collaborate with former garden students at Capellagården for cultivation of color plants at Capellagården in dialogue with Wabisabi project and Avani, India, which we visited in 2018.
During June 2019 we dyed the submitted shirts and created a color scale consisting of 40 different colors. The project wad exhibited at Capellagården in September 2019. And will be followed by a number of workshops in 2020. More info. to come. Pls. contact us if you are curious or would like to join next time!
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