Chantal Küng – Week 1 – watery beings
“Few things are more planetary and more intimate than our bodies of water.” -Astrida Neimanis; Hydrofeminism: Or, On Becoming a Body of Water
This week; arrival, looking down at lakes and up into figue trees, meeting up, playing with water and searching for the colours of Sasso;
The plant colour poem of today. I am trying to make a dress with the colours of Sasso. This is also a preparation for the Urban Color Research Group, an upcoming project where we will be dyeing with urban herbs and plants. I gave plant dye baths to “Hydrofeminism”, a text by Astrida Neimanis, which I will present next week in Genova at the Feminist Fiction Research School I am organising with my friend Romy Rüegger. We will be diving, ebbing, dripping, thinking about oceanic beginnings.
I have not forgotten Doris (Stauffer) for sure; a picture of her on the beach with only her head sticking out of the sand was accompanying me; I gave it some herbal treatments, too. Next Saturday would be her birthday and I will be watering some ships for her into the mare mediterraneo.
Chantal Küng – Week 2 – come è bello dire no
“Come è bello dire no” steht auf einem Plakat.
Im “archivio dei movimenti” in Genova treffen wir auf 5 Frauen,
einige davon sind Teil der Gruppe “Le archinaute”.
Navigating through the archive-
erklärt eine von ihnen ihren Namen.
Wir navigieren kollektiv durch die Zeit.
Chantal Küng – Week 3 – A dress and a book for Sasso
Book for Sasso, 2018
Sketches, drawings, and pieces of cotton, with drawings and leftovers by Andrea Rickhaus, Chantal Küng and Romy Kroppe
The book is a gift to the library of Sasso Residency
Dress and Hanger for Sasso, 2018
100% cotton, hand sewn, coloured with plants and vegetables from Sasso; wood pieces and string from the workshop