Paint with your Body - Workshop event

Carina "bubbles" Nissen


It is going to be messy. It is going to be beautiful. I have a dream about a painting workshop, where our body are the brush.
Big canvases on the floor. Where you can dance a painting. Role, crawl a painting. Finger paint. etc.

Full description of concept

One time event at The borderland, where we for a few hours co-create a big painting, with nothing but our bodies, music and paint.
Every one can join. Come and leave a footprint, hand print, a butt print, boob print, whatever print you can think of, using only your body, or someone else's body, of course with consent. Express yourself. Get down and dirty. There is just the one rule. Paint with your body. 

I have a vision of people dancing amongst each other. Rolling, wrestling, crawling, getting in touch with the raw energi inside and putting it onto canvas.

10 x 2.1 meter of canvas.
In the end, we will find a place for it to hang, and be exhibited throughout the rest of the Borderland. Maybe in the barn, maybe some where else. Depending on the mood we will either, cut it up and bring it home, or burn the canvas in the flames on Saturday.

Some practical info.
I will look into the most suitable material for painting which is not harmfull for the body or nature. Biodegradable is the ambition. It could be only painting with natural materials. charcoal, clay, mud, grass juice. watercolor, etc.

This is still a work in progress, If you feel inspired and want to join in creating this, please let me know.

Team and plan

So far it is only me, but I am very keen to get more people on board. The paint I think is the most challenging

Moop plan (matter out of place)

Nothing will be left behind. The paint will get all over the place though. We will try to contain it. But some of the painting material will get on the outside of the canvas. The paint should be biodegradable and there will be cover on the ground.

How can other borderlings cocreate with you?

Help with ideas for paint. Help make the paint. Get the workshop in place. Paint the painting. Ideas what to do with the canvas afterwards.

What is this?

Congratulations! You've stumbled upon something special. Borderland is a participatory festival that takes place in Boesdal, Denmark. It's a fully participatory event where everything is created by the participants themselves, with out any spectators.


  • Do you need electricity from the grid? No

  • Will there be light? All the light within, but nothing that is connected to the grid.

  • Will anything burn? It depends. mayby the canvas will burn in the end, maybe we bring pieces of it back home.

  • What is your audio footprint? Cries of loughter and joy, there might be some music playing while we paint.

  • Forces of nature I would prefer to have the event outside, at a place where the wind and weather allows it. The place is not so important, it just have to be big enough.

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