LIFE presents: Vlada Predelina & Jake Caleb, Homeware for Hibernation
What are we going to do?
Come by (put your mask on, sign the form, disinfect your hands) and spend a lil time in the autumnal nest that Vlada and Jake have made. There will be hot soup and warm wine all through the afternoon and evening.
The world turns, the light dims. Long days fade and it’s a drag to leave the apartment, especially with the rain. Conversations at the breakfast table revolve around the point, why resist these feelings, why not embrace staying in.
Waterproofs go on. Out in the woods things are still growing. Decomposing what’s left behind by the trees, emerging between the soggy leaves. ‘It’s getting dark already, eh?’ There’s a Russian phrase for all the things that are about to be, they say ‘It’s on the nose’. Sniffling in the damp, here we are, ‘Winter’s on the nose.’
Back home the candles melt, disappearing as quickly as the day. Books pile on the floor, we could do with some new shelves. Thinking along with these rhythms of growing, collecting and storing, we’ve been gathering materials on walks and in the kitchen over the summer and early autumn to make natural dyes: walnuts, avocado skins, yellow flowers, onion peel. What to do with all these things collected over the year and how can they help us listen to our bodies and be okay with being slow and sleepy for a while: let’s make some homeware for hibernation.
This weekend the clocks go back. To mark this, we’ll be broadcasting a special extra hour hour from the LIFE living room courtesy of RAAR. Tune in for night time stories for the darker months on Saturday 24th October at 19:00.
Where are we going?
When will you participate?
(UTC+01:00) Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna
Thu 22 October, 15:00 - 16:002/3 Registrations
Thu 22 October, 16:00 - 17:002/3 Registrations
Fri 23 October, 14:00 - 15:000/3 Registrations
Fri 23 October, 15:00 - 16:000/3 Registrations
Fri 23 October, 16:00 - 17:001/3 Registration
Fri 23 October, 17:00 - 18:002/3 Registrations
Fri 23 October, 19:00 - 20:000/3 Registrations