‘Ornament and personal memories’ transnational laboratory

This workshop’s plan follows that of the places where we have our first lived experienced, as a precursor to the making of a jewel. The mnemonic home embroidered in details that make a person…The ornament made of our personal memories merged into the cultural, the subconscious and the impulsive. This jewel will take the original plan of our home, the one that we carry in our memory, in all our displacements and migrations, the home that we miss! It is the one where our language was formed, our imaginary, the one that often reappears in our dreams. This house, whenever we find it again in reality, will always be stronger in our minds. It is here that the chapters of our lives were written When we carry it across space and time in our memories in our bodies, what shines through this mnemonic home becomes a personal history through which we connect to the histories of the world. Jewels are made by folding, weaving, and writing, intertwined objects, worn, inhabited, displayed. A workshop at the crossroads of our imaginaries, our routes, where our lives are precious.


Nilüfer Ovalıoğlu Gros is a contemporary theatre and performance artist performance artist from Turkey. A Fulbright Scholarship recipient, she received her Master of Fine Arts in Video and Performance in 2005 from the State University of New York. She studied physical theatre at the London International School of Performing Arts. In 2010, her artistic work and work and research culminated in a doctoral thesis entitled “The Female Bouffon” where she examined grotesque performance female and power. She has taught and created works in the US, England and Turkey. « She is currently pursuing an arts doctorate at Conservatoire National Superieur d’Art Dramatique in the research unit SACRe of PSL University. »


 Fabien Lerat is an artiste, professor at the University of Picardie Jules Verne and member of the Centre de recherches en art et esthétique, UPJV, Amiens

Dates: 29 & 30 Νovember  – 1st December 2022
Location: Frac Picardie and University of Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens
Deadline for applying: 30th of October 2022

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*The workshop is open to participants of any age (over 18) and no prior knowledge or ability is needed.
Participation is free of charge.

*Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the
Open Up project.