Materiality of the Vinok & Pandemic, but Make it Fashion: Ukrainian Embroidered PPE in the Time of COVID-19
APR 24, 2021 to APR 24, 2021
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Materiality of the Vinok
Join Josée Chartrand and MaryAnn Baziuk on an exploration of Shumka’s vinok. A staple in virtually all female Ukrainian Dance costumes, the vinok headpiece embodies the essence of the art form while reflecting the career of the dancer who wears it. This presentation will examine symbolism and traditions behind a series of vinoks designed for and used by Shumka dancers and analyze the materiality of these beloved costumes.
Presenter: Josée Chartrand, Assistant Professor, Theatre Production at MacEwan University and Maryann Baziuk, Shumka costume consultant in Edmonton, Alberta
Pandemic, but Make it Fashion: Ukrainian Embroidered PPE in the Time of COVID-19
This talk explores embroidery in the post-maidan landscape of Ukraine, looking beyond the decorative elements of adorning ones’ self with beautiful clothing. Instead, it looks at the ways people decorate themselves as a form of protest and for the sake of decolonization, even during the pressing times of pandemic.
Presenter: Katya Chomitzky, Master of Arts candidate in Modern Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta