Tomorrow at #soekitchen101 @soekitchen in Reykjavik - @raulwalch is conducting a kite-making workshop. You can see the full programme via link in bio.
Kites that fly across and beyond borders, flying semaphores that communicate over distances and draw a sketch in the sky, floating dome structures and flying textile objects that conquer the airspace – Raul Walch's interventions, happenings, and workshops defy gravity.
The birch trees have found a way to spread to far-off places via wind-born seed dispersal, finding new habitats. Wind dispersal can take on one of two primary forms: seeds can float on the breeze, or, alternatively, they can flutter to the ground. Shifting perspective, the flying seeds peer downward, searching for a place to plant a tree. In this workshop, the kites’ shapes will be influenced by these birch-seed forms and will translate them into flying and floating objects.
Since 2015, Raul Walch has been developing various flying objects and kites with students, refugees, and artist groups. Continuing his engagement with SOE Kitchen 101, Walch is initiating a participatory kite-making workshop that will lead to collective flying experiments. During the workshop, families are welcome to build their own polymorphic and colourful objects, which will float above the Reykjavik harbour at the end of the workshop day. @marshallrestaurantandbar