A workshop with Rosanna Raymond on Moana Tatatau

You are invited to join a workshop with artist and scholar Rosanna Raymond on Wednesday, May 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (including a break for lunch) at the Amerbach Studios in Basel.

On Tuesday, May 16, Rosanna will speak at our colloquium, Performance Conservation: Artists Speak. On the following day, she offers a workshop using the symbolism of Moana Tatatau (Pacific Tattoo) as a base to encourage participants to reflect on their own histories and stories. Rosanna writes:

Participants will learn about the cultural meanings and oral histories embedded in the patterns I carry on my body and how this has influenced my own art practice. We will discuss issues of ownership and appropriation of cultural heritage and the significance of tatatau in Moana today. We will draw, write and embody the works created in the workshop.”

Space is limited, so register now! If you would like to participate, please sign up below. If the workshop fills up, we will maintain a waitlist and let you know if space becomes available.

Date: Wednesday, May 17

Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Amerbachstrasse 55A, Basel

There is no cost for participation. Participants are asked to bring their own lunch.

Note on accessibility: The workshop space is reached by a few steps or a ramp, though the ramp is fairly steep. If you have concerns about access, please reach out to us and we will do our best to make sure you can take part.

This event is hosted in conjunction with KASKO Basel.

Those interested in learning more about Moana tattoo practice can watch the documentary Marks of Manna, directed by Lisa Taouma. Rosanna appears in the film at 44:18.

Photographs of Rosanna Raymond, from left to right, by Pākē Salmon, Rebecca Zephyr Thomas, and Kerry Brown.

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