A Participative Project by deufert&plischke
Artistic assistance: Olivia Sofia
In collaboration with Un et un font mille and project HABITATS
With the support of the German Foreign Office and Exportförderung NRW
Initiated by the German duo deufert&plischke, A Worn World-Le monde que l'on porte
addresses the themes of modesty, desire, pleasure and fear expressed through clothing. In close contact with the skin, the sensitive organ they "touch", they are the direct expression of a personal affirmation: they convey our stories, our memories, evoke our cultures and specific places, reflect sociological and economic biases, exalt our feelings of belonging and our resistance. Clothing has the power to address important themes such as self-image, gender identity, coming of age, family.
A Worn World - Le monde que l’on porte
focuses on the personal, individual, and emotional movements that arise in the clothes we choose to wear and make them vehicles for social interaction.
For two weeks, the Goethe-Institut Montréal will be transformed into a creative space where you can sew, draw, design, tell stories, reject them and sew them back together: you will be able to participate in various workshops supervised by the artists and/or take advantage of the supervised lab. All the encounters and projects realized during the workshops, will result in an installation and a photographic project, which will culminate in a Ball of the Imaginary, a dance party celebrating this unique experience.
Do you want to learn more about yourself and with us? To dig into your memories from old photos and images from catalogs? We invite you to bring 1 or 2 objects or pieces of clothing that are of particular importance to you and from which we will start a conversation. Together, we will perform perceptual exercises, physical and/or discursive, that awaken the imagination, either in the institute or outside during a perceptual walk. Everyone is welcome, no prior knowledge is required.
Monday, August 1 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Tuesday, August 2 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Wednesday, August 3 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Thursday, August 4 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Friday, August 5 from 6:00 to 10:00 pm
Feel free to come more than once. The workshops will all be different from each other. Register here: firstname.lastname@example.org / 514-499-0159 ext. 107.
Come and create, remodel and patch up your clothes, or make a festive outfit! Let your imagination run wild. Surpass yourself! We will provide you with the necessary tools, and the expert help of Olivia Sofia.
Saturday, August 6 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm
Tuesday, August 9 from 2:00 to 6:00 pm
Wednesday, August 10 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Thursday, August 11 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Friday, August 12 from 3:00 to 7:00 pm
You do not have to be present every day. The supervised lab is an open space for people who want to create.
Ball of the imaginary
On Saturday, August 13th from 6 pm, we are invited to the BALL OF THE IMAGINARY! Dance party, celebration of the end of the experience, exhibition of the meetings and projects realized. Bring your friends, we are expecting you!
© Annika Schneider
The work of deufert&plischke goes beyond dance and theatre. It deals with individual participation and social everyday life within the artistic activity.
The works of deufert&plischke are open social spaces in which the public and things meet to live and exchange physical and sensory experiences. These spaces invite people of all generations to develop artistic and social situations. The work of deufert&plischke is interdisciplinary and connects people in different parts of the world.
deufert&plischke live and work in Schwelm near Wuppertal (NRW). Their projects have taken place in Berlin, Potsdam, Schwelm, Wuppertal, Essen, Munich, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Hanover, Leipzig, Vienna, Bucharest, Prague, Istanbul, Copenhagen, Tel Aviv, Sofia, Helsinki, Kuopio, Bergen, Stamsund, Warsaw, Poznan, Paris, Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, Utrecht, New York, Los Angeles, Montreal, Rio de Janeiro, Bogotá, Singapore ...
About Olivia Sofia
Olivia Sofia | © Léo Loisel
Olivia Sofia is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice seeks to create spaces where traditions, rituals, stories, the sacred and ordinary lives meet. The use of social networks as an incubator for reflection, installation and photography are pretexts to confirm a link between her and the world, her and people, her and herself.