Four weaves based on narratives of womxn and inspired by stories that are dictated by the many hidden ‘structural blueprints’ that our societies are built on. The project was first postponed and moved back and forth due to corona and the related exhibitions have so far been cancelled but the weaves are finally finished! If interested message me for more information.
This work was produced in collaboration with the professional textile lab at the Textielmuseum in Tilburg and contains materials such as Linnen, Merinowol, Acryl, Elirex, Trevira CS and recycled PET bottles.
A special thank you to AFK – Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst for supporting this project with a development grant, to Mondriaan fonds for supporting the initial steps towards it and lastly to AIT - Arts Initiative Tokyo for hosting me as their artist-in-residence in 2019. Further thank you to Kiyoshi Tatsumi at Amuse museum (that previously were located in Tokyo, Japan) for letting me research Chuzaburo Tanaka vast collection of Boro textiles.
The documentation is made at P////AKT Amsterdam, who kindly lent out their space to me for experimentation during lockdowns.
Keywords: Narrative, Feminism, Environment, Blueprint, Repetition, Healing, Past, Future