Artivism Workshop by Fae and Antikmuseet collaboration
Many people think of ancient sculpture as white and unpainted when in fact, the ancient world and sculpture was full of many colours. This workshop was based on painting with colour on a plaster cast of your own hand or foot and together, filling the museum of ancient art with our own colours.
Day 1: Workshop about ancient sculpture and how it used to be coloured, showing examples of reconstructions and what sort of colours were used. Discussion about e.g. changing tastes and what makes you like the colours you like/what you are used to in the world around you. Participants will cast their own hand/foot in alginate (funded by Antikmuseet). This takes 3-5 minutes and then they will pour plaster into the mould. (This takes at least a day to set so the next workshop cannot be on the same day.)
Day 2: Participants will come back and take their cast out of the mould. Then they will paint the cast in whichever way they want to express their feelings about colour. We will also have a discussion and they should write down how they feel/what they think/how their perception has changed or not/if they like the colours they are using/why they chose the particular colours. These written feelings will be part of the exhibition with their painted cast in the museum.