torsdag 29 maj 2014

Exhibition: Konstfack 2014

The season for graduation exhibitions is here. This year I didn't have time to go to all of them, but at least I've been to see Konstfack's and Handarbetets Vänner's exhibitions. Here are some of my favorites from Konstfack's textile students. I was very happy to see that several of the students have chosen handweaving as a medium of expression this year. And even tapestry! It makes me very happy as I have not seen many students working and exploring the more traditional techniques for some while. Here are my top three and their own explanations to their work;

Hannah Waldron The Coral Sea

"Across time and place, people have been telling stories through weaving.
My Master’s project, an intricate weaving based on the poem The Coral Sea by Patti Smith, is a tapestry for the present. My design celebrates Smith’s luminous crafting of words to convey the physical world and aims to translate the tactile qualities of the poem into the tactile medium of weaving.
I believe that there is a need now in contemporary society for greater material knowledge. My work aims to put value into making and investigates weaving as a way to explore the material world imaginatively."

Tapestry "The Coral Sea" by Hannah Waldron, Konstfack 2014
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

Tapestry "The Coral Sea" by Hannah Waldron, Konstfack 2014
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

Tapestry "The Coral Sea" by Hannah Waldron, Konstfack 2014
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

Anneli Tegelberg "Do your practice and all is coming." - vikten av intuitivt praktiskt arbete*
"There is a constant dialogue between my hands and the material. By focusing on working practically with the craft, I keep expanding my knowledge in order to thereafter being able to challenge the material and the technique.
In this project I have examined the importance of intuitive craftsmanship, and furthermore, how it may be expressed in an industrial process. Is the result always predetermined and unchanging in an industrial production, or can i introduce risk as a factor to create unique objects?
My pieces result from the balance between control and risk.
*Sri K. Pattabhi Joi"

Rugs by Anneli Tegelberg, Konstfack 2014
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

Matilda Dominique

It begins with one thread. As the yarns intersect, a woven universe takes form, one that gives the material its visual, tactile and functional uniqueness.
In this work, I delve deep into my own understanding of the woven structure. At the moment of weaving, my entire body is in close encounter with the material. I see each thread as an individual particle in collaboration with many of the same, holding up the architecture of the weave. My eyes grasp each thread as it passes through the structure, slowly shaping the pattern. Simultaneously, my hands perceive tactile information of the fiber and construction qualities. By following the threads, their color and structure changes on a more intimate level and I’m invited to a deeper understanding of the very core of the weave.

Tapestries by Matilda Dominique, Konstfack 2014
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

Tapestries by Matilda Dominique, Konstfack 2014
Photo: Alice Lund Textilier AB

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  1. Täkn vad fantasi, tid och en vävstol kan åstadkomma!
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