Johanna Käthe Michel and Jinran Ha, Dialogue of the Objects/Komische Fragmente. Photo: Artists' archive Johanna Käthe Michel and Jinran Ha, Dialogue of the Objects/Komische Fragmente. Photo: Artists' archive
Workshop
10. 10., 10.00–13.00

Johanna Käthe Michel
Conversations of Things

In Slovenian, German and English

Who's speaking? How can we share experiences? What does the manicure table tell us?

The three-hour workshop is based on the idea of ​​a fictional dialogue between the objects in a manicure studio. In the Dialogue of the Objects/Komische Fragmente, an artwork shown in the Corneous Stories exhibition, a nail arrow, a protective mask, a lipstick and an orchid begin to speak. The title of the work refers to Sergei Tretiakov's Biography of the Object. In the 1920s, Tretiakov suggested storytelling with industrially manufactured objects instead of people as heroes, in order to get a better understanding of social conditions.

The workshop will seize the opportunity to exchange ideas and develop a critical view through fictional conversations and the "disembodiment" of one's own experiences and those of others. 

We will choose protagonists in the form of objects and develop a role-play. Thus, connections between classes, genders, migration and their aesthetic coding and industry, which are the subjects of the exhibition, will serve as a starting point. The aim is on the one hand to open the exhibition individually and productively, and on the other hand, to bring in our own voices and speak together in solidarity.

The public presentation of the workshop is going to take place in Škuc Gallery at 13.00

Free addmission at prior registration at rezervacije@cityofwomen.org till Thursday, 8. 10.