The skeletal structure of the pieces show the architecture of the work.  At the same time the construction elements are essential to it’s expression. Handwoven in ‘hacked’ traditional patterns they defy set rules, yet stay within the grid.

“Where making (like building) comes to an end with the completion of a work in it’s final form, weaving (like dwelling) continues for as long as life goes on - punctuated but not terminated by the appearance of the pieces that it successively brings into being. Dwelling in the world, in short, is tantamount to the ongoing, temporal interweaving of our lives with one another and with the manifold constituents of our environment.

First, the practitioner operates within a field of forces set up through his or her engagement with the material; secondly, the work does not merely involve the mechanical application of external forces but calls for care, judgement and dexterity; and thirdly, the action has a narrative quality, in the sense that every movement, like every line in a story, grows rhythmically out of the one before and lays the groundwork for the next.”

The perception of the environment, Essays in livelihood, dwelling and skill, Tim Ingold, 2000>

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.


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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