3.19.2022

16:00—19:00

Events

Workshop with hands.on.matter

The opening weekend of the exhibition IMMUNE/ÓNÆM, the hands.on.matter collective will hold an open workshop where exhibition guests are given the opportunity to make banana peel paper. The handmade papers are integrated in their work Banana Paperes and glued directly onto the wall of the museum to create a collective collage of the delicate papers. With the process based work the Berlin based material collective follows the historical, botanical, and mythical traces of the banana plant in Iceland. 

Participation is free and the workshop will take place on Saturday 19 March at 16—19 and on Sunday 20 March at 12—18. Optional: Bring your own banana peel!

Background: 

Geothermal heating has made it possible to grow tropical plants in the middle of the cold north Atlantic. Today the agricultural university in Hveragerði cultivates a few different banana plants in safe distance from a roaring fungus (Panama Disease or Fusarium wilt) that is threatening the cultivation and trade of bananas world wide. The cultivation of the Icelandic banana is not only preserving a plant that soon might become the last of its kind, it is also feeding a sensational narration of a tropical plant growing in Iceland by the means of unlimited resources. 

images from: hands.on.matter

The opening weekend of the exhibition IMMUNE/ÓNÆM, the hands.on.matter collective will hold an open workshop where exhibition guests are given the opportunity to make banana peel paper. The handmade papers are integrated in their work Banana Paperes and glued directly onto the wall of the museum to create a collective collage of the delicate papers. With the process based work the Berlin based material collective follows the historical, botanical, and mythical traces of the banana plant in Iceland. 

Participation is free and the workshop will take place on Saturday 19 March at 16—19 and on Sunday 20 March at 12—18. Optional: Bring your own banana peel!

Background: 

Geothermal heating has made it possible to grow tropical plants in the middle of the cold north Atlantic. Today the agricultural university in Hveragerði cultivates a few different banana plants in safe distance from a roaring fungus (Panama Disease or Fusarium wilt) that is threatening the cultivation and trade of bananas world wide. The cultivation of the Icelandic banana is not only preserving a plant that soon might become the last of its kind, it is also feeding a sensational narration of a tropical plant growing in Iceland by the means of unlimited resources. 

images from: hands.on.matter