ReMemory Landscapes Workshop with Aneesa Shami Zizzo

1-3 p.m. ET Sunday, May 19, 2024
ReMemory Landscapes Workshop with Aneesa Shami Zizzo

In-person at AANM as part of the Arab Film Festival (AFF)
Registration is included with AFF passes – on sale now!

Inspired by the idea of the “rememory” as found in Toni Morrison’s Beloved, this workshop shares how to capture the abstract notion of memory through material exploration. Using reclaimed fabric, collage methods and applique techniques, the ReMemory Landscape relies on a making-while-meditating mindset. Participants will explore how to depict their personal memories of specific landscapes through the use of fabric collage and abstract imagery. We will experiment with color and patterned fabric to create visual depth in composition, as well as invisible stitching techniques to mimic the look of paper collage in fabric applique.

All materials included. Previous experience with handsewing is not required, but encouraged.

Aneesa Shami Zizzo is an artist and arts-based researcher in Los Angeles upcycling materials to create fiber art. Her work references the sublime and world mythologies to evoke a sense of the collective unconscious within her imagery. Zizzo holds Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in both Fiber and Art History from the Kansas City Art Institute. She was the Textile Arts | Los Angeles AIR at Helms Design Center in 2018, and was a Fellow for the Mildred’s Lane Attention Labs: Order of the Third Bird in 2015. Zizzo’s work has been exhibited nationally in galleries and museums, including the Torrance Art Museum, the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, and the California Center for the Arts, Escondido Museum, among others. She is also the co-owner and director of Studio 203, an artist-run space in Los Angeles promoting fiber art, craft-based work and social practices.

For questions, e-mail Fatima Al-Rasool at [email protected]

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  • May 19, 2024 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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