ASTERISK x Prøverommet present – Dark Materials: Leather and Latex Workshop


Open call for workshop

Do you want to make your own leather or latex wear?

Artists Derek Sargent and Aimless Gallery can teach you how!

The workshops will take place at BIT Teatergarasjen’s office on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th December, 17:00 - 21:00.

On Friday 15th December we will have a party at Østre 22:00-02:00 – SAVE THE DATE and read about it HERE

Wear your workshop creations to the party and get a split of the door money!*

*It's not an obligation.

30. november 2023
Av Laurie Lax

How to apply

Write a few sentences about who you are and why you want to take part to Prøverommet Producer Laurie laurie (at) bit-teatergarasjen (dot) no.

Please indicate which workshop you would like to attend, you cannot do both! Also include information if you have any particular access needs.

DEADLINE: Thursday 7th December

Note: There are 7 places on the leather workshop with Derek Sargeant and 10 places on the latex workshop with Aimless Gallery. The workshops are designed for queer people* over the age of 18, are free to attend, and all material costs are covered by ASTERISK. The workshops will be hosted in English.

*Anyone over the age of 18 are welcome but if the workshops are oversubscribed, queer people will be prioritised in the selection.

More about the artists and organisers

Aimless Gallery is a slow fashion brand making made-to-measure custom colourful// queer // political latex lewks. Starting as a passion project by Amy (they/them) it's focus has been to raise funds for Mermaids (a charity for Trans youth) As its grown AG continues to raise money and awareness to help with gender-affirming care for gender queer people. Focusing on inclusivity and individualism is extremely important to AG as no one person is the same size or has the same style or feeling behind the way they dress, meaning all latex is made to measure and extremely customisable; focusing on slogans and bright colours and making pieces that represent their owner!

In this two day workshop you will learn the basics of latex making with Amy, teaching you the skills needed to make a latex T-shirt from start to finish, customised with slogans/ images/ whatever the heart desires! This workshop will cover: a Brief History of Latex and where is Originates from, Cutting Latex, Glueing Seams Straight or Curves, Hemming Latex and Appliqué.

Derek Sargeant is an Australian artist currently based in Bergen, Norway. His multi-media practice includes photography, film, sculpture forms, installation and performance. His work investigates themes of sexual identity and popular cultural production. He graduated with a BA in Fine Art from the University of South Australia 2013. In 2015 Sargent was awarded the Anne & Gordon Samstag international visual arts scholarship and travelled to London to complete a Graduate Diploma in Fine Art at Chelsea College of the Arts. In 2021 he obtained a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Bergen.

Over two days, we will learn some basic leather working and construction techniques that will result in everyone designing and making their own body harness. All tools and materials will be provided, and no prior experience or knowledge in leather work is needed to take part in the workshop. Come make something sexy with us! 

ASTERISK is a Bergen-based queer multidisciplinary platform founded by artist Kaeto Sweeney in 2020.

Celebrating our talented local and international queer artists and performers, it is an alternative production house and event series with the aim to create safer spaces for queer and transgender people within institutions and public spaces. ASTERISK showcases interdisciplinary artistic work, such as performance and visual art, film, concerts and everything in between.

ASTERISK is supported by Bergen kommune and Kulturdirektoratet. 

Prøverommet is a space to try out new artistic material in front of an audience, using any medium: visual, digital, dance, theatre, poetry, music … yes, anything! It has been running as part of BIT Teatergarasjen for 25 years, popping up at different venues throughout the seasons with 10 events per year. So far it has presented 2306 projects by individuals and groups. 

Prøverommet operates a continuous open call policy. All who wish to present in the upcoming seasons are welcome to get in touch.

Prøverommet 2023 is supported by Bergen kommune and Vestland fylkeskommune. 


Image credits:
Article image: Derek Sargent, Lovers Are Losers, 2023
Pop up images x 3: Examples of Aimless Gallery latex wear