omaggio a Voynich Manuscript

For this workshop inspiration were illustrations from Voynich Manuscript. Since its discovery in 1912, the 15th century Voynich Manuscript has been a mystery and a cult phenomenon. Full of handwriting in an unknown language or code, the book is heavily illustrated with pictures of unusual plants. The alphabet of this language contains a combination of unfamiliar and familiar symbols, some words and abbreviations in Latin and no punctuation marks. The letters are in lower case; there aren’t any double consonants, but there are many double, triple, quadruple and even quintuple strings of vowels.

The idea was to give each participant a freedom to ”translate” the Manuscript in his own words. To draw and write the recipes, referring to contemporary ecological and social problems, in our  surrounding.

Osijek, Gallery Kazamat, 2019.

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workshops with asylum seeker children

The names of asylum seeker children I hold conceptually-expressive workshops at the Elementary school in Travno are: Yadeen Abbas Mundher Al-Gburi, Taha Ahmadi, Amirali Ansari, Manea Atheer Manea Al-Sadoon, Hassan Jabbar Abbas Abbas, Bashar Maashi, Maryam Atheer Al-Sadoon, Shahad Maashi, Mehdi Deilami, Roshat Zaman Ahmad, Mikaeil Badan Firouz. Spontaneously, through drawing, graphics, installation, herbs printing, I’m trying to make them speak and sketch a memory of old home. It is amazing to see how quickly and naturally they learn and master a new language, adapting quickly to the new environment. I gave them a camera, and with my guidance, they photographed and recorded their own creative processes.

Workshops were performed in elementary school Gustav Krklec, 2019.