Dyeing to Know - FAS ColourLab - SUPERMARKET Kulturhuset, Stockholm

Fiber Art Sweden at SUPERMARKET 2014 – Stockholm Independent Art Fair
Performance, Jeanette Schäring, DIY, Gothenburg 2014
"Essens of water biophilia", place-related BiArt work around water and natural c
Visualising the future of natural colour 2013 © Jeanette Schäring
ColourLab, concept: Jeanette Schäring
Breakfast at ColourLab, concept: Jeanette Schäring
Dyeing to Know - FAS ColourLab
SUPERMARKET Kulturhuset, Stockholm
14 februari 2014 - 16 februari 2014
SUPERMARKET 2014 – Stockholm Independent Art Fair

Dyeing to know - FAS ColourLab
-How do we deal with color? Learn new sustainable possibilities! What about our bodies? Coffee grounds, tea bags and onion skin we will find at the café next door. You bring old sheeting or jumpers. We have pots and hot plates. FAS ColourLab deal with alchemy, craft, sustainability in dialogue.

The presentation and workshop use the knowledge sharing process as method to ask questions about the body and exploring opportunities with natural dyeing.
The material used in the workshop is a statement - an echo of a life process and an aspect of fragile ecosystems.

Concept ColourLab and workshop : Jeanette Schäring
Tatoo Workshop: Johan Wessel
Curators and team: Frida Berntsson, Lotte Nilsson-Välimaa, Gunnel Pettersson, Jeanette Schäring and Katarina Wiklund

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Program
ColourLab Workshop: Jeanette Schäring - ongoing
Breakfast ColourLab:  Friday-Sunday 11:00 am
Performance: Colour lab, ‘Colour Appetite Matters and colour me naturally’ Saturday 6:30 pm
Tattoo Workshop by appointment lotte[a:t]kapsylen.se (500 SKR):
Thursday (preview), 7:00 pm booked
Friday, 7:00 pm booked
Saturday, 2:00 pm vacant
Sunday, 2:00 pm vacant

‘Colour Appetite Matters and colour me naturally’ Jeanette Schäring ©
Performance Saturday 6:30 pm
"What does food, cooking and natural colour have in common?
Join us for storytelling and bring some of your food scraps and your water. Maybe you like to stain something that already has stains. Lets experiment together on what kind of colour that can be achieved and used in the daily life creating a healthy living.
In the kitchen and in our own compost pile, there are plenty of great opportunities for a colour palette. In particular, much that is considered as weeds, and other botanical material that end up on the compost heap, can be used to produce unique colours.

How can we move away from hazardous chemicals in our present colour methods, by using organic food scraps, weed and other organic botanical matter that surround us?
How do we develope cultural perspective on colour and colour as changeable?
Do we need to revaluate the colour black?"

"Jag är intresserad av den mänskliga perceptionen och sammankopplingen av saker i naturen där olika element existerar i mer än en form. I mötet mellan det förnimbara och det intellektuella, i skarven mellan vad vi vet och det vi inte förstår.
I mitt arbete experimenterar jag med den botaniska floran och de mystiska fenomenen i naturen och tar tillvara livs aktiviteter inom ekologiska system som ger mönster och färg, ett eko av livsprocesser som både gestaltar människans existens och visar en aspekt av vårt känsliga ekosystem. Detta arbete är en påminnelse om naturens tid, mönster och dynamiken i livet och den mänskliga ekologin. "Med min kropp - tid - rum och material, söker jag erfarenheter och upplevelser som är ofullständiga och osynlig.
Jeanette Schäring utforskar färg från naturen– växtfärgning från ett brett perspektiv; filosofiskt, kulturhistoriskt och naturvetenskapligt. Komplexa dynamiska processer där teknik, kemi, biologi, metafysik, konst och kropp korsar varandra. Schäring skapar biokemiska färgprocesser, där hon använder färgen från naturen som en social, kulturell kommunikation mellan arterna samt som en indikator för vårt bräckliga ekosystem. Sedan 2011 samarbetar Schäring med Jonas Bergquist professor i neurokemi vid Uppsala Universitet."

Interview with Jeanette Schäring (in Swedish) www.kulturivast.se/konst/soker-svar-och-sammanhang
www.supermarketartfair.com
http://www.ethicalfashionforum.com/the-issues/dyes
http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/dyeing-textile-sector-water-risks-adidas
http://www.greenpeace.org/sweden/se/nyheter/blogg/vad-gmmer-sig-i-barnens-klder/blog/47895/
http://webecoist.momtastic.com/2012/01/10/water-colors-10-unnaturally-dyed-polluted-rivers/
http://elenasc.wordpress.com/2010/10/15/water-footprint-how-the-fashion-industry-and-your-shopping-impact-the-planet/
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/15/world/asia/bangladesh-pollution-told-in-colors-and-smells.html?_r=0