WEEK 1 (13-17 Aug)

WEEK 2 (20-24 Aug)

STONES - geological experiences

  with Patricia Domingues
Date: 20th of August - 24st of August | duration: 5 days, 35 hrs
participants: min. 6 / max. 8
language: English, Spanish and Portuguese
location: stone workshop in vocational school (same building as Campus Idar-Oberstein)
fee: 625 € (students 475 €)
extra costs for material: ISA is providing some stones, if you like to work with more precious material you will be able to buy it during the workshop

During the workshop, all participants will have the chance to visit stone trading companies and, as well explore mines that are no longer in use. Students will have the opportunity to work with varied stones and, discover different techniques such as cutting, grading, drilling, polishing, etc. Each student is invited to establish his own artistic dialog trough stones and the environment exploring in this way, potential meanings for what stones are and can eventually represent.

Geological experiences - stone, concept and material The landscape that we thoughtfully look at and build our dreams and expectations on, is mainly formed by stones. They are the essence of the natural world, and make up the foundation of all continents and mountains. But in a world ruled by human hands, stones have also been one of the main materials for the creation of cities, houses and monuments as well as tools for the making of objects and jewellery.

Idar-Oberstein, a place well-known for stoneworking, is replete with ateliers that are still working and exploring this millennium’s stone carving and faceting techniques. Surrounded by various mines and an unspeakably stunning landscape, Idar-Oberstein is per se a geological wonder and a place where different times and realities collide, the geological and the human. Within this context “Geological experiences - stone, concept and material” intends to explore the artistic processes and different approaches regarding the relationship between man, stone and the landscape.