Building

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>

DeFKa Research

I weave time 'What does dexterity mean in our day and age which is dominated by technological innovations? This discourse is about visual and tactile factors and about time.' Contributing article to be published in DeFKa Research SC magazine about Decoration, Craft& Design_april 2022

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Woman in Northern Thailand making a warp by walking with a single thread.

Danish Brain Mania

In the summer of 2021 I worked as Artist in residence near Nykobing, Denmark. The local artist's group Kunstnerfløjen has studios in a former psychiatric institution, Annebergparken. Until the middle of the last century the brains of deceased patients were removed and sent in a wooden box to the pathological institute. The remains were buried at - what is called locally - the Brainless Graveyard. Artists from Kunstnerfløjen joined Stitch Your Brain project and about a hundred brains are being stitched. They will be on show from june until september 2022 in Annebergparken.

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