Introduction to weaving with Bérénice Courtin
- Until 16 December
- Young public
In this workshop for young participants, Bérénice Courtin introduces children to weaving on a frame in the shape of traditional garments, creating simple geometric shapes.
Free for adults
Recommended for children from age 8 to 12.
One adult can register a maximum of 2 children.
la Galerie du 19M — Paris/Aubervilliers
For more details, refer to the practical information.
As Carla Fernández points out, geometric patterns are the basis of traditional Mexican clothing, and today they are marks of their culture, having been brought up to date. The square and rectangle are also the original shapes of the garments, making it possible to avoid cutting the hand-woven textiles.
Children will be able to take their work home with them.
Born in Paris in 1994, Bérénice Courtin is a multidisciplinary artist. She is now based in Geneva, having completed a Master’s degree in Contemporary Applied Arts at the Massana school in Barcelona and an exchange at the HEAD school in Geneva.
She focuses on textile arts, audiovisual work, and performance. For the past two years, she has been working on research into the history of her grandfather Kazimierz Gaca, a Polish resistance fighter during the Second World War who worked with the Enigma machine. She has made fabrics with a Jacquard digital loom (TC2), in which she hid codes, inspired by encrypted messages, comparing the loom and the machine, both of which provided the basis of the computer and binary code. She also collaborated with artists to create an experimental film performance on this subject, which was presented at the La Alternativa festival at Barcelona’s CCCB.
In 2017, she collaborated with artisans in the regions of Oaxaca and Chiapas, mainly through the Museo Textil de Oaxaca. This enabled her to make modular traditional garments for the museum’s children’s area, using squares and rectangles sewn together to enable children to understand the different garments.