Welcome to Vevringutstillinga exhibition at Vevring, Norway, Friday 17th til Sunday, 11:00 til 18:00. Two of my works will be exhibited, the digital weave tapestry The Glacier and Fjord, Baby! – a Video/Textile Installation as a tribute to Vevring.
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3D weavings, – project from 2001, Berlin.
I constructed little weaving models, where I used metal for the weft that and a flexible black colored cotton yarn for the chain. Because of the metal elements, such as bands, spirals and so on, which I found on a scrap yard, the woven fabric gets somehow stable and flexible. It can be transformed from the 2D surface into a 3D object. This technique of weaving, with a stable forming element as a weft, can be used for creating architecture. The walls get a new shape, creating a new type of facades, thus new spaces.
I brought the textile weaving technique into another context for building up architectural spaces, trying to create a new modern language of spaces for the needs of today.
Future Textiles project with Création Baumann and UDK, Berlin, Bern 2000
Aim was a the production of functional textiles and the conception of a collection, that coherent either reflection, acoustic or technical optic. Creation Baumann supplied innovative yarns, like holographic yarns, reflective-, thin lightweight metal-, paper- and other hybrid and synthetic yarns. Aim was to create a collection of textiles, that can be used in modern architecture.
It was an intense and fantastic project. An international selected team of students from Germany and Lithuania joined that project, and we learned how to weave with innovative very thin yarn, that is used for mass production of textiles. additional courses of how to experiment with yarn, to manipulate, destroy, paint / Color Stream Pigments from Merck AG, print etc with it – and to color yarn, was helping to create a collection.
We visited Creation Baumann, and innovative other companies in switzerland, that produce garn and textiles / Schöller Textiles, carpets / Ruckstuhl and embroidery / F. Rohner in StGallen. Ruckstuhl is worldwide known for its production of environmetal friendly carpets and Rohner for its outstanding and stunning high class quality embroidery that is seen on Haute Couture all over the world, f ex Christian Dior.
Polysight Reflection textiles are transparent and semitransparent fabrics, that deal with the topic of reflection, transparency and visibility. The weavings have changing effects in color, reflection and transparency. I used polyester mono filaments, metal, plastic, holographic and light reflecting yarns as well as wool. Depending on the point of view and the time of day, the textiles have a different look. They appear like a semitransparent colored fabric or as a transparent light fabric. The use of the fabric is for modern architecture, with its huge glass facades and the cold appearance of concrete. Its function lays in to regulate the sun´s impact into the building, to cool down the room climate, and to regulate the working privacy of the inside for outside viewers. In the evening the textiles turns transparent and the building opens up to the outside. The textile can be used as window panels, room dividers or curtains.
What I love about spinning is, that you can put -almost- whatever – you – want – to – have – in it , as long as it fits through the orifice. Here I started something I want to continue. My Lost and Found Mood series. Stuff I take with me from places I visit. Places that later became part in my Installations and in my creative art practice. It is a nice way to capture a mood. Not only with materials, it is a collection of senses. Here I used stuff I found at the baltic see, northsea and around the Fjords. I mixed it with japanese paper garn, horsehair, transparent synthetic filament, different wires of fishing net … .
A hand-spun yarn, where I used/recycled old fabrics and teared them into thin stripes that I later could wrap around a pre-spun yarn. As well I used old textile with silk screen printings on, yarn, etc. Its very fun to produce that type of yarn, you recycle your fabrics, it is like a clean up. Maybe I should call it clean up yarn.
Sneak preview of my first conductive yarn spinning results. I tried different technics, and different approaches to make them conductive. Some have a thin metal thread core (hidden), some have the metal thread/wire wrapped around the core (very loose coil spinning), some have metal splitters from stuff I found at the scrapyard (special stainless steal scrap yards…), some are a combination of it all. Now I am eager to produce conductive handspunn yarn, with the very thin metal wire I recently received samples for and in thinner quality.
Electric Fairy tale, Material: Metal wire core, Metal wire wrapping, baby mohair, wool, turquoise yarnsplitter
Electric Glitter, Material: stainless steal splitter, yarn splitter, mohair, wool / shetland tops / leicester tops / , flax
Electric Jazz, Material: metal wire core, metal wire wrapping, wool / shetland tops, Bluefaced leicester tops
Having absorbed the workshop of spinning and the spirit of Lexi Boeger, I was motivated to get going on my own spinningwheel. It just arrived from germany. It is very old, but still can do! With the aim to produce yarn, that can conduct electricity, and to work with the esthetics of the existing conductive yarn on the market I set ahead. Here you can see the first handspun conductive yarn, well, it is certainly decorative and to beautiful to be woven into something – so I ll keep them around in my studio just as they are and I am quite sure they will find the way in one of my projects.
Material: thin metal wire, grey norwegian wool, mohair, found fishing material