“The process of making and the process of thinking. Repetition as a way to transform.” - the artist
It’s all about the process. The process of making and the process of thinking.
Repetition as a way to transform.
I sit for hours crocheting, as a private protest against a stressful society,
or as a meaningless time-killer while waiting for change. A feeling of impuissance.
Will people wake up before it’s too late?
I work with my fears in a slow process, fear for destruction, for the fate of our world, fear for not being good enough. To get stuck, to be seen, to be heard, to be ignored. Fear for insects and fear for death and life. Everything is about fears.
I’m a slime who transforms when being touched or seen.
I’m the sum of everybody I’ve met, everybody leaves a trace.
I’m a collector. I collect traces of lived life, lint, hair and words.
My reality and my spineless character as an artistic idea. I, who have buy two ice creams because I can’t choose, have to follow my intuition to be able to take any decisions at all.
For the intuition to work, a certain speed is necessary, if it takes too long, if too many translations occurs, the idea loses its meaning.
My practice is in constant change. I re-use ideas and materials.
I started out as a painter, but because I’m a dutiful productive girl from a left wing working class home, I had to do something while waiting for my paintings to dry. I started to crochet frames for paintings and knit pictures. Slowly the textile material and technique had taken over, and become the main material I’m using.
I work mainly with textile. For this project I have crocheted and sewn forms, which I have glued with skin glue (the kind of glue you prepare your canvases with.) and balanced on top of each other. I call the project a Search for Equilibrium.
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