GOLDEN JOINERY workshops are given by fashion collective Painted Series (fashion designer Saskia van Drimmelen and theatre director Margreet Sweerts).
Invitees are requested to bring a dear but broken garment and mend it with gold. Instead of hiding the repair it becomes ornament; celebrating imperfection. Another layer is added to our garments, questioning the monopoly of fashion labels and our throw-away mentality. Value becomes a verb. Garments transform into unique pieces.
The workshop can be held in both an intimate or public space. Golden Joinery has traveled passed symposia, galleries, academies, stores, musea and forests, in the Netherlands and beyond. Where would you like to organise your Joinery?
Slowly and through playful interventions, this workshop will lead you out of your mind and into your hands. Relying on what your hands will be making, letting go of a pre-determined result and working together unexpectedly.
Questions will arise by spending time on your own garments, such as;
- Who determines value?
- What’s new?
- When is something finished?
- Can there be beauty in a flaw?
- Can I contribute to a bigger whole while doing something for myself?
Everyone participates directly in both creation and spreading of the brand; the collection swarms immediately into the world, being worn again by their owners. Online it is gathered on www.goldenjoinery.com.
The future of GOLDEN JOINERY is literally in everyone’s hands.
Invitees: 6-12 persons
Needed: table and chairs
Included: material, tools and techniques
Duration: an afternoon
Price: on request