Containers

The concept of containers relates to their myriad functions, i.e. to hide and to carry: Egyptian mummies, swaddling the remains in herringbone patterns, metal containers hiding refugees or plastic bags and jute sacks to carry the life-support of nomads. On another scale in anatomical structures like a ribcage, pouches and an amniotic sack the structures protect, connect and merge with other structures, but can be permeable at the same time.

Stitch Your Brain publication

Stitch Your Brain celebrates it's 10th anniversary in 2023.

The unique, long-term study into the intelligence of the hand, maps the correlations between creativity, hand and brain. In 2021  'Stitch Your Brain' was taken up by artist's group Kunstnerfløjen based in a former psychiatric institution in Nykobing, Denmark. There, until the 1960's  the brains of deceased patients were removed without consent of their families and sent to a pathological institute. The remains were buried at the Brainless Graveyard. Bringing back the brains through  Stitch Your Brain project led to a collection of 70+ works. National newspaper POLITIKEN and Danish medical journal reported. The results of the study will be published by JAP SAM BOOKS in spring 2023.

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The intelligence of the hand

Practice based research since 2000 

Weaving is the oldest binary technique.  Taken out of its traditional context it is a contemporary technique, a collage of materials put together by material knowledge of hands, imagination and digital technology.

Weaving has an intellectual and a manual side.

The texture of the work assembles threads and meanings. The hand is the interface and in this way the weaver is a protagonist of our time, especially in the experience of time itself.

I weave time. 

Weeflab in Amsterdam was founded in 2016 to open the project for cooperation and to document the research next to Stitch Your Brain project and study.  

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All rights reserved 2023© | Nothing can be published without notification of the artist. Design: Rebrandt©