Exhibition. Sina Hensel
From 17 September to 18 December 2021 at the Beursschouwburg.
In her laboratory of ephemeral colors, Sina Hensel explores the ecology of care and affection.
Sina Hensel's research on natural pigments navigates through processes of transformation, interaction and interdependence. Trained as a painter, Hensel's dyes test the temporality of matter: fabric, pigment, clay and resin gradually mutate in reaction to light, heat or air.
The exhibition space becomes a laboratory displaying the tools, devices and imprints used to translate an experiment in thinking and (un)making through colour. While alluding to the histories of exploitation and mass pollution that run alongside the textile trade, Hensel's work embarks on an inquiry into the 'complex infrastructure of environmental relationships' that occur through metabolic processes, nurture and mutual affection.