Batiking and more … Batiking together, Sewing together, Thinking together, Feeling together, Drinking together....

8. to 11. of July 2011

Station #5 of the UAMO City Tour "Ultra social"

Boutique - Raum für temporäre Kunst
Ebertplatzpassage, Köln

FR 7-9 pm Batiking-Warm-up
SA 2-9 pm Batiking and Sewing, from 9 pm Music and Dance with the DJs Michel & André (King Georg)
SU 4-9 pm Batiking & Sewing (with coffee and cake)
MO 2-8 pm Batiking & Sewing, from 8 pm Barbecue

Tobias Becker
Max Erbacher
Aymeric Fouquez

Max, Tobi and Aymeric will spend some nice summer days in their boutique batiking fabric in nice colors. Because they thought that this would be a nice thing to do. This cloth will have very nice colors, friendly colors, just like one imagines.
With special designs, large stars in violet and yellow, like mantras somehow, or like flowers.

Out of this cloth, they will then sew nice clothes, trousers, and nice tops, and everybody who comes into their boutique will dress in these nice clothes. And a lot of people will come looking through the large shop windows, because Batik fabric is so nice to look at, and because one might feel reminded of something.

And the dresses! When you wear them, things will perhaps not weigh so much anymore. And the ones who want to join the Batik action are welcome and can become a real part of it. And perhaps things will feel a little lighter. There are so many nice colors and shapes to discover.
And when one starts to walk around and to move in these clothes, perhaps all the other motions will feel a little lighter. Because one feels reminded of something. And perhaps there will be nice music playing, music that shifts one to some other place in a different time. And then perhaps all body movements will feel even lighter and one will feel touched. Because one feels reminded of something.

And then one might feel touched even more and one starts to really feel something - in such nice clothes, with all these nice people who suddenly all look somehow nicer - and one starts to feel somehow nicer, too. And then more people will come, and all of them are as nice as the nice Batik drapery, and suddenly everything seems to be nicer than before.  Because somehow one dives into all these nice shapes and colors that are all so nice.

And perhaps we will start to touch each other, because it is so nice. Because everything else is so nice, too. And then perhaps we will start to hold each other and to embrace each other, because we realize that this is so nice. And perhaps we will start to cry with joy about each other - that we are able to encounter each other in all the nice colors and shapes.

At the same time, we will perhaps cry out of sadness that all this might not work anymore.

Ultra social.