Project: Constant_V

Constant_V: Copper Infused with Blessing : Exploring Technodisobedience and Soothing Bowls

Opening: Thursday 1 June 2023 from 17:30 on
Workshop: Saturday 24 June 2023 from 11:00 to 17:00

The Fear Healing Bowls are part of the arts of protection in Islamic tradition, practiced in different cultures across time. Through many layers such as written prayers, ornamental elements representing beauty and locality, symbols of Divinity, craft knowledge(s), water and sound: this bowl is seen as a medicinal ritualistic tradition of soothing.

Growing up in Deir-Ezzour, I remember my grandmother would offer the bowl filled with blessed water to someone experiencing fear or anxiety, reciting verses of the Quran with the intention to calm and sooth.

During the opening of the installation in the window of Constant on the 1st of June and in the company of the artist Joud Toamah, we will have an open discussion that will feed the hands-on workshop that follows:

We will explore the different traditions possible through the healing bowls. We will invite participants to use the healing bowls as a starting point to activate collective rituals and embodied knowledge through printmaking, carving and sewing.

Joud’s intention is to remember, honor and share this soothing practice to open up a discussion to different soothing languages that could be expressed, remembered and honored through the bowls.

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