Weaving rain-fed cotton workshop with Johanna Bramble and Fatim Soumaré
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- Du 20 au 28 May 2023
- All public
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The artists Johanna Bramble and Fatim Soumaré conceived a workshop inspired by Magnétude. This performative installation is composed of two looms which share the same warp. As they weave, the looms come closer and closer together until they form a single fabric.
la Galerie du 19M Paris/Aubervilliers
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Conceived by Johanna Bramble and Fatim Soumaré during a joint residency in 2022 in the Sine-Saloum, a natural region of Senegal. A metaphor for weaving, this atypical installation brings a singular dimension to a universal skill: the perspective of two women artists on a stereotypically male craft.
For this workshop, participants will work in pairs to create a textile piece based on the same principle, and learn the techniques of weaving from rain-fed cotton—hand-spun cotton grown in eastern Senegal without irrigation or water—and raffia. The participants will be able to take their work home with them.
The artist and textile designer Johanna Bramble (b. 1976, Paris) lives and works between Abidjan and Dakar. In a constant search for the possible extensions of weaving, it was during residencies at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation in the United States, then at the Villa Romana in Florence, Italy, that she approached the installation to develop her approach. She now collaborates with Senegalese weavers who use the traditional weaving techniques found in her textile creations, but she is also inspired by geometric patterns whose symbolism oscillates between the country’s rich textile culture and contemporary interpretations. She participated in the Congo Biennale in 2022 as well as the Off of the Dakar Biennale. Her work has been presented in institutions such as the Musée Bargoin in Clermont-Ferrand, the Muséum d’histoire naturelle in Le Havre, France, and the ifa Gallery in Berlin, Germany.
Fatim Soumaré is a Senegalese artist living in the Sine-Saloum. Her passion for textiles led her to discover an ancestral African tradition: the falè (artisanal spinning of organic, rainfed cotton) and its cultural, social, and economic dimension. Driven to help to spread this tradition in order to avoid its disappearance, she created the Falè brand which employs a collective of 200 women artisans in five villages of the Sine-Saloum.