On the 15th of March, art resident Dagmar Binder held an exhibition of her felt pieces in La Troje. She was accompanied by volunteer and cellist Noid who played Stravinsky’s “Song of the Nightingale” slowed down to accent the individual bird calls that comprise the song. The show marked the end of Dagmar’s three month residency with Sustainable Bolivia and celebrated not only the beautiful work she had created during her time here, but also the contributions she made to Manuela Gandarillas Center for the Blind. Dagmar worked with volunteer Ulrike Barth to help the children at the Center learn how to felt and the exhibition included a sale of the crafts they made. A group of the children from the Center were able to attend the exhibition.

Setting up for the show

During her time with us, Dagmar was wonderful to have around. She was always outside, usually kneading a giant piece of wool into something extraordinary. She was known among volunteers and staff as a person who was always willing to share meals or a glass of wine in the evening. All around, we were sad to see her go, but wish her all the best in the future.


Check out Dagmar’s website to learn more about her and her work.