Cuerpos Gramaticales Sowing of Life

Beyond Skin invites Women in Northern Ireland to participate in a truth, memory & healing project that originated in Colombia.

Online workshops continue via Zoom 15.00 29th May 2020

Cuerpos Gramaticales - The Sowing of Life is inspired by a Agroarte Colombia project that began in Comuna 13, Medellin, which uses the arts, body, memory and the land to contribute to reconciliation, dialogue, healing, sharing experiences and stories, meeting new people while being creative and celebrating diversity. The project migrated to Barcelona with the Colombian diaspora and will now take place in Northern Ireland. The project principal funder is Mid-Ulster Council Good Relations. Due to CoVid-19 online workshops have begun.

This project will be a process of creative workshop and encounters with women from different cultures and diasporas. The project will end with a final 'public performance' during which the project's participants are collectively "planting" themselves with flowers into the ground in a public place to create catharsis.

There is a depth to the project around Truth & Memory which will be facilitated by professionals. Participants who will get involved will design the whole process and decide their own reasons for taking part in the planting: healing, protest, a symbol of planting new family roots in the area, connecting with the land, letting go, starting a new life, forgiveness, celebrate their migration process, etc.

Anyone can request to take part but we would really welcome woman who have migrated to Northern Ireland, especially Mid Ulster area. By taking part in the workshops does not mean you are committed to the planting.