Making Kin – Imagining Bodies of the Future
Cruinniú na nÓg at VISUAL
Imagine a future body that was part machine, part human, part mushroom and part butterfly, what could you do?!
On Saturday 12 June, we will meet young people and their adults, individually, or in family pods, for a series of workshops to make cyanotype prints. These prints will be sewn together to make a tent that can be used by the public for the rest of the Summer.
Workshops will last 1 hour and will include foraging, collage and making unique cyanotype prints on fabric. Cyanotype is a photographic process that produces a beautiful blue image when exposed to sunlight. These prints will be sewn together to make a tent that will be used for all our public workshops this Summer at VISUAL.
Inspired by a new artwork by Barbara Knezevic, and the Woman in the Machine Exhibition, this workshop will explore how we are connected to the natural world. We will think about the animals we love to spend time with (our companion species) and how we are interconnected with other organisms like plants, insects, animals, bacteria and lichens. We will think about science fiction and how humans might evolve and change in the future with technology, could we become hybrid creatures or even cyborgs?
Workshops will take place outdoors in the grounds of VISUAL. Young people can participate in family pods (with up to 6 people). A parent or guardian must stay in attendance for the duration of the workshop.
Workshops are suitable for young people aged 6 - 18.
Cruinniú na nÓg is a day of free creativity for children and young people. Find out more here.
For those who cannot join an in-person workshop, VISUAL will provide free cyanotype kits to make your own prints at home. These can be picked up from reception at VISUAL between the 12th and 18th of June.