Here are some visuals of my presentation of 3 works from theD-Ring Projetc Museseries at the Hamburg Art Fair (INC-Art August 26th to 29th 2021) .
The works were presented in the Textile Art Space curated by the Studio Beate & Celina von Harten (Vienna). A space presenting different positions and practices of textile art: woven paintings, textile sculptures, embroideries on paper, works experimenting in the field of vegetable dyeing…a rich and exciting scene!
I presented 2 embroidered collages : D-ring project Muse 1 and 3, as well as the Giant Cross Stitch Grid, made from the embroidered collage Muse 1.
Especially for the occasion, the fashion designer Valeria Piskounova (VLSH Studio) created a unique jacket for me from the printed canvas of my embroidered collage Muse 3.
I needed more time for my experimentation with this large tarpaulin, here are some pictures and one video about the process from the last weeks.
I like the relationship with this format that goes beyond me. The work of embroidery becomes very physical, choreographic. I like the amplitude of the movements that lead the act of embroidering to that of performing.
I connect again to the embroidered performances I used to do a few years ago. A pure Joy!
In the last few weeks I have been working on larger formats from my collages.
At first I am working on the cross-stitch prints but I want to add other embroidery techniques like Lunéville crochet to give more texture and disturbance. See you in 2 weeks to see if it works the way I want!
The second art collaboration I made with the painter Florence Obrecht : Encre Brodée 2, Ink on Paper by Florence Obrecht, I create the embroidery with cotton and lurex threads, glass beads.
21,2cm x 16,5 cm, May 2020.
This collaboration with Florence is made for the project Les Amis des Artistes (see my first post here) initiated by her Gallery in Paris and various cultural institutions in order to help artists during the Corona crisis.
The Back side…I do like the other side of an embroidery, of any embroidery! I think they have a fragile beauty in theire unevenness…
Art Collaboration Encre Brodée 1, Ink on Paper by Florence Obrecht, Embroidery made with cotton and lurex threads, pyrite stones, crystal, glass beads and sweet water pearls, 21,2cm x 16,5 cm, May 2020.
Florence Obrecht is a painter working on many themes that are close to my artistic concerns. She works with found images, photographs from unknown people that she reuse in her paintings in order to celebrate their memory.
Tears in the City: Rebuilding, Repetition, Introspection.
The stich, the stich, the stich. Extended time.
I filmed at the embroidery’s backside when I was embroidering my collage with the Lunéville ‘s hook. The invisible hook in a perpetual motion, perforating the paper. The hook and this repetitive sound of the stich.