Ada Van Hoorebeke

Ada Van Hoorebeke

Ada Van Hoorebeke’s Rose Family Factory (2020-2023) turns leaves into dye and berries into jam. The installation resembles a batik studio merged with a jam factory. Textiles are dyed with leaves from plants belonging to the rose family (Rosaceae). The berries – blackberries, strawberries and raspberries – are used to make jam.

Rose Family Factory was acquired by the Flemish Community in 2021 and has been part of the Mu.ZEE collection ever since. The installation is on view until 1 October 2023, as part of the collection presentation.

During this exhibition period, we invite visitors to collect fresh blackberry leaves and bring their home-made jam to the museum. Please label the jars with the maker’s name and the type of fruit used. The locally picked blackberry leaves will be used to make the dye for a performative activation on 10 June, 15-16h.

During a batik workshop on 3 and 4 August 2023, all the jam jars will receive an RFF label and a cloth cover in batik. Owners can recollect their decorated jam jars from 2 October onwards.

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