Monday, 24 August 2020

Rose Family Factory

Rose Family Factory, Ada Van Hoorebeke 
Photos: Helmut Claus

Rose Family Factory

Rose Family Factory turns leaves into dye and berries into jam. The installation  resembles a batik studio fused with a marmalade manufactory. Dye baths are made from oil barrels mounted on wheel barrows and industrial berry puree containers are used both in presenting and transporting this mobile workshop.  In the Rose Family Factory textiles are dyed with leaves from plants that produce red fruits and belong to the Rosaceae or rose family. These are: blackberry leaves, strawberry - and raspberry leaves. Those leaves contain tannin, which results in different shades of earth colours ranging from pale ochre to black, when used in combination with different mordants such as alum and rust. 

The installation contains large scale batiks to minuscule samples with an ever recurring  sign; an edition of home made marmalade with a batik lid as well as all the equipment, tools and materials to proceed to production. This can happen in the form of a  batik workshop which is open to the public and at the same time serves as a demonstration to other visitors. 

Rose Family Factory by Ada Van Hoorebeke was first shown at the group exhibition:


with work by Okka-Esther Hungerbühler, Sonja Yakovleva, Ulrika Segerberg, Ada Van Hoorebeke

30 August - 1 November 2020 at the Städtische Galerie Nordhorn

With a batik workshop on 18-19 September.

More info here (German)

Batik Sample and stamp