What kind of relationship do you have with yourself and what kind of relationship does this allow you to foster with your peers? Especially as a caregiver it is essential to treat oneself well and to take time for one's needs. This is not always possible in everyday life, but it is within the framework of this workshop in M.1. We at "Grand Beauty on Tour" understand beauty as a gesture of solidarity. In our intercultural salon, the languages of beauty connect beyond the boundaries of language and cultural differences.
We would like to invite you to practice together in silence, to perceive our bodies more clearly and to observe our thoughts in order to better recognize our own needs. We want to be joyful together and learn about your favourite beauty and care recipes. We would like to prepare a selection of recipes from our repertoire for skin and hair with you and treat each other with them. The ingredients can be found in most households from Hohenlockstedt to Karatschi. In addition, essential oils are available for head, neck and hand massages as well as steam baths. Which approaches and practices can be found internationally and with which impulses can we inspire and support you in your self-care?
About the workshop leaders
"Grand Beauty on Tour" is an intercultural beauty salon and studio for the beautiful, in which care experts with and without migration background, autodidacts and professionals work together. Share your favourite self-care recipes with us and make the world a bit more beautiful. The workshop will be led by artist Frauke Frech and self-care expert Hengameh Sadeghi.
Frauke Frech is an artist, activist and initiator of the "Grand Beauty on Tour" project, which she founded as part of her collaboration 2014-17 at the "Grandhotel Cosmopolis". Through interventions she explores social contexts, social boundaries and experiments with encounter formats. She studied performance art at the Haute Ecole d'Art et Design Genève as well as at the Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel. Her work has been shown at the Hygiene-Museum Dresden, the Goethe-Institut Bangalore and the Münchner Kammerspiele. She has taught and lectured at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, Venice International University and the German Society for Foreign Policy in Berlin. She was born in Leipzig in 1982, lives there and realizes her works worldwide.
The workshop is open to all who care for other people privately, professionally or voluntarily or who receive care from others themselves – be it at home, in schools, hospitals, day care centres, social projects, etc. With a joint lunch and child care on site (on request). The workshop is free, please register at Sascia Bailer firstname.lastname@example.org or call 04826 850 110.
Part of the workshop series Care for Caregivers
Care work is varied, but the challenges are often the same: chronic overload, lack of support, increased isolation. In a series of workshops led by artists, topics such as trust, communal support, self-esteem and recognition are therefore at the forefront. The participants are given tools and knowledge that they can integrate into their everyday lives. Recognition, exchange and networking of local care workers will be made possible – and care will be provided for those people who mostly care. The workshop series is part of Sascia Bailer's curatorial programme at the Arthur Boskamp-Stiftung. As Artistic Director 2019/2020, she focuses on care work, community and solidarity.