Sunday, October 6, 2019
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
"Object-ify" Ourselves! with Elena Yu
Can we decolonize our bodies through transforming ourselves into objects that hold personal meaning, and what will this look and feel like?
As a part of our current exhibition Subterranean Borders: Colonialism, Extraction and Defiance, Dream Farm Commons is hosting a series of small events, or Encuentros , to decolonize our imaginations or as practical border action.
We welcome Elena Yu for a workshop focusing on decolonizing the body. After a series of movement, writing and sound exercises, we will share object memories. Borrowing each other’s memories as inspiration, we will playfully construct wearable homages and create a moving and embodied landscape of memory.
We will also have a dinner after the workshop made by 2 of the artists from the Subterranean Borders exhibition -- they will make a vegetarian meal inspired by Ingrids Indigenous roots and Ann's California roots -- go here for tix
Sliding scale donation for materials, $5-20
Participants are encouraged to bring secondhand clothing, fabric, or trims to share.
Prior experience with performance or sewing is not necessary
Contact Elena at with questions. Please RSVP if you can but last minute decisions also applauded , so long as there is space.