Micro-publishing workshop led during SAW Sofia Art Week, July 2019, Sofia.
Participants : Jieun Jung, Megan Shaw, Paula Kohlmann, Sabrina Schray, Severin Hallauer, Sophia Dias.
Panacea, 33 pages, A5, B&W laser, 8 copies, printed in Sofia.
« Panacea is a combination of two Greek words: ‘pan’ meaning ‘all’, and ‘akos’ meaning ‘remedy’.
It is derived from the Greek ‘panakes’, which means ‘all-healing’. In Greek mythology, Panakeia was the goddess of universal healing; she was believed to have a potion that would cure any sickness or disease.
The word panacea is a noun that refers to the concept of a cure-all, something that will comprehensively resolve a problematic situation. Throughout the Middle Ages and into the Renaissance, many of the same alchemists who hoped to create an elixir for eternal life or to find a stone that would turn ordinary metal into gold also worked to discover the panacea — a medicine they believed would have the power to cure any disease. That remedy, of course, was never discovered, and so the word panacea evolved as a way to criticize the notion of a complete solution to a problem. (…) » Source : Macmillian Dictionnary.
❊ Ancestral medecine
❊ Source of healing power in our own home countries
❊ Parapsychic experiment through the different times
❊ Family stories and displacement
❊ Intergenerational knowledge transmission
❊ Graphic and paper design for micro-publishing
❊ Sorority space
❂ 10-12 AM
✧ Meeting point at Lavov Most and departure in taxi for Malashevtsi.
✧ Visit of bitaka (fleamarket) : photographs, purchasing.
✧ Focus on ancient cults, religious icons, archeology, astrology, symbols, traditional textiles and other crafts.
— This visit was not mandatory for the participation to the workshop. —
❂ 15-18 PM
✧ Meeting point at Port.A gallery.
✧ Presentation of the publication project « Panacea »
✧ Discussing about personal stories, and how to transcribe them for the project.
✧ Gathering the materials collected in the morning, and also what the other participants brought.
✧ Writing session.
✧ Thinking about the structure and the shape of the publication.