10 January 2019 – Save The Loom #3

Save The Loom presents #3
Sabine Bolk & Razan Hassan

19.30 – 21.30
Location: Nieuwe Dakota, Amsterdam
Entrance: € 8,- (incl. drink)
Please rsvp stichting@savetheloom.com

This event is supported by
Van Bylandt Stichting
Iona Stichting

The journey to Batik –
In 2009 Sabine Bolk made her first ‘journey to Batik’. In 2016 a second one followed in which she stayed 3 months on Java, Indonesia to document the Art of Batik.
Sabine is an artist who has been exploring Batik, the Indonesian resist-dye technique, for the last 9 years. The inspiration doesn’t only come from the technique, but also from the language of the patterns, the philosophy of Batik. On her blog ’The journey to Batik’ she writes about her discoveries, journeys and research. In her presentation she will show her short film ’The journey to Batik – Tari Batik’ and explain more about how immigration and trade influenced Batik. How it changed, travelled and how it was inspired by and inspired in return other textile traditions around the world.

Since 2007 Sabine Bolk is active as an artist. After her graduation of the Art Academy St. Joost in Breda, her work developed from paintings on paper, into installations on location. Her works are often ephemeral and consist of patterns. She gets her inspiration from Indonesian Batik, Wax Print, the Dutch Colonial history, Folk-art and Nature.


Before I Forget –
If you could no longer return to the place where your memories were made, would you still recall them in the same way? Razan Hassan takes us with her onto an autobiographical journey trying to recover her only record of the past, while she is trying to forge a new identity following her displacement from Syria.

Razan Hassan, 23, is a Syrian-born filmmaker and video artist who currently lives in Amsterdam. Previously a student of media studies at Damascus University. Razan is now a student at the Dutch Film Academy – documentary directing program. She has worked as an assistant programmer for the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), and is presently an assistant researcher in psychology at the University of Amsterdam. Her documentary work explores the politics and experience of displacement using experimental forms of visual storytelling and expression.