17:15 —19:00, Workshop with Yara Said
Location: Rietveld building, Room 110
Jan. 18, 25; Feb. 8, 15, 22; Mar. 8, 15
Places are limited and, in principle, your participation concerns the entire series.
Sign up by sending an email before Jan. 13, to: firstname.lastname@example.org
How do birds find their way home?
"Refuge - fleeing, flowing, leaking" expresses a strong connection to nature. Rivers flow, animals flee from human hunters, and flower pots leak into their soil to grow strong and sustainable roots. However, capitalism has turned the idea of nature into a horror narrative. How can we find hope amidst all the sadness? With this series of 7 workshops I invite you to share your worries and thoughts and transform them into ideas, stories, sounds, images, light and objects.
Through listening exercises, storytelling, remembering, cooking, singing, learning from animals, and reading together, we develop a performative stage, a set, a dream, a spatial narrative, that strengthens your own artistic qualities and brings them together in a collective work to be presented as part of the Rietveld Uncut exhibition at Stedelijk Museum.
Yara Said (1991) is a multidisciplinary artist currently based in Amsterdam. With a background as a painter Yara translates and reinterprets her surrounding environment, departing from the direct expression of drawing and her passion for making. For the artist, noise is connected to otherness (different languages, cultural behaviors, ethnicities, etc) and her inspiration is drawn from industrial noises, the breath of the city, shouts, hugs, death, (non)linear disrupted narratives and emotion in relation to trauma and grief.
Currently Yara is interested in noise within urban structures and frequencies that stimulate emotions and propose questions of political and social nature. Furthermore, Said is committed to understand how sonic acts can be used both as terror and liberation mechanisms and how one sound can produce such contrasting dichotomy in global narratives.
Said - also known as Noise Diva - transcends preconceptions and blurs the lines of her art through different mediums such as video, sound, painting, performance, installations, writing, DJing and music production.
Yara is also the co-founder and creative director (2018-2021) of SALWA|Amsterdam (The Netherlands), and her practice has been awarded (2021-2022) with the talent development program - The 3Package Deal - a joint venture by Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst (AFK) and Bureau Broedplaatsen (BBp) in collaboration with Framer Framed, Waag, Hackers&Designers (Amsterdam, The Netherlands).
Yara’s work has been presented in several dutch referential platforms such as Nieuwe Dakota, Stedelijk Museum and Arti et Amicitiae, among others. Internationally, her work has been presented in institutions such as MOMA (USA) and Victoria and Albert Museum (UK) besides other art spaces in the UK, Norway, Germany and Lebanon.
Yara Said holds a Bachelor in Painting from the University of Damascus (2014 - Syria) and a Master in Fine Arts from Sandberg Instituut (2020 - NL).