In the context of the exhibition Dictionary Dressings, the artist and researcher Femke de Vries will organize two workshops:

Saturday March 18
Saturday April 1
11.00 – 16.00 hrs

Dictionary Dressings is an ongoing research project by Femke de Vries, that uses the nature of the dictionary definition as a “zero condition” for a piece of clothing to decode clothes and explore an alternative fashion vocabulary.

The reduced definitions in a dictionary don’t mention anything about fashion, style or trends, for example: “Handschoen: bekleding van de hand” (literally translated into English as Glove: covering of the hand). This provides the space to question our standard notions of fashion and gives opportunities to develop new ideas on material, shape, ways of wearing clothing and their relationship to the body. The results of each workshop are brought together in a catalog. As a participant in the workshop you will make a contribution to the research project!

The exhibition Dictionary Dressings by Femke de Vries can be seen until April 21, 2017
at NP3 | bur0 Gr0ningen, Hofstraat 21, 9712 JA Groningen
Open: Wednesday – Saturday 12.00 – 17.00 hrs and by appointment



Aim / results:
Together we will create a catalogue / dictionary with alternative approaches to pieces of clothing.

Choose the definition of a piece of clothing. Research, reinterpret and create your own translation.

Analyze and research by means of discussion / writing / visualization / creating / photography
If possible, bring your own laptop or a (phone)camera.

– Minimum 7 participants*
– Minimum age: 17 years
– Cost: 40 euros (includes light lunch, coffee and tea).
– Application deadline: at least 4 days before workshop
– Sign up at:
– Admission on order of registration

* workshops will only take place with a minimum of 7 participants