#FramedinBelarus Workshop in the framework of the public seminar 'Arts, Crafts, Affects: Documenting HerStories and Worldbuilding'

2022 11 26
Author Echo Gone Wrong
Published in Events in Estonia

Saturday, November 26, 2022, 2–5 pm

Meeting time: 2 pm

Location: Vabamu Museum of Occupations and Freedom, Toompea 8b, Tallinn

Please register here: https://forms.gle/Cyfv1SSVwDqPMSXZ7

The artivist project #FramedinBelarus invites Tallinners, who are in solidarity with people in Belarus to join the workshop dedicated to political prisoners. The aim of the workshop is to tell about wrongfully convicted citizens of Belarus and create their portraits using the traditional Belarusian technique of embroidery with red thread on a white background. As a result a difficult era in Belarusian history will be recorded with the help of folk code ornament. Participants should not be afraid if they have no previous experience with cross stitching – the workshop holders are ready to help you with the first steps!

During the workshop participants will learn more about the concept and background of the project and they will start their own embroidery of a political prisoner. The process of embroidery is a long and meditative experience, allowing participants to concentrate on their thoughts and feelings in the situations of ongoing arrests. Time is what is taken away from a person in prison and time is the little contribution participants can make when creating a portrait of a political prisoner. The final form of the project will be a collective quilt of all the embroidered portraits that will remain a tangible symbol of the fight for human rights.

Maximum participants attending: 15

Age: 16-99+

Languages: English, Russian, Belarusian, Czech

For more information about the project see: https://framedinbelarus.net/

#FramedinBelarus is a social art project dedicated to the political prisoners organized by Stitchit art group.

Image Caption: #FramedinBelarus project, work in progress, 2022, photo: Terēze Šulca