Thu, Jul 20|
MiZa HQ - The Living Room
MiZa Library Presents: Forever Young; Barbie Collaging with Medyyah Altamimi
Participants will be invited to bring objects that represent them and they wouldn’t mind breaking down or utilizing into the workshop. The workshop commences with poetry reading of excerpts from Forever Young by Medyyah Altamimi followed by a sculpture collage workshop.
Time & Location
Jul 20, 2023, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
MiZa HQ - The Living Room, 90 Al Mayj St - Zayed Port - Al Mina - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
About the event
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:
Barbie is a household name and doll that almost every girl grew up with for every plastic doll was named Barbie. Adolescence and girlhood is very connected to this object, and I would love to explore this reconnection through object collage of plastic dolls. The act of adding one’s own interpretation to an existing object and dissecting it to create a new meaning is the purpose behind this workshop. Playing with Barbie is not enough. Join us in dismantling and recreating dolls in an object collage workshop. Reminiscent of girlhood, this workshop will look beyond nostalgia and seek to engage participants through the physicality and dimensionality of collage, by adding various provided materials onto dolls. Participants are invited to bring in objects that they’d like to include into their work.
ABOUT THE HOST:
Medyyah Altamimi is a self published writer and and interdisciplinary artist ruled by a DIY nature to mainly make film, collage, and poetry. She has completed a degree in Art History and Archeology at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi. Her current interests are in the creation of an anthropological perspective of her family, the dematerialization of women in arts, and violently beautiful things.
Reading: 6:15 - 6:45
Workshop: 6:45 - 8:15
Socializing: 8:15 - 9:00
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