Craft Rituals
Textilmuseet, Borås, SE
18.09.2021 – 06.03.2022

Craft Rituals<br>Textilmuseet, Borås, SE<br>18.09.2021 – 06.03.2022

Photo collage: Aia Jüdes / Sanna Haverinen / Dennis Vera

Craft Rituals is a colourful fairy tale world and an experimental multifaceted work of art in the borderland between the tactile, analogue and digital. Specially composed music, a 50-metre-long film projection, ritual handicraft installations and interactive instruments create an extraordinary, playful and meditative experience!
Inspired by Norse mythology and legends of the Norns - the three goddesses Urd, Verdandi and Skuld, who sit and spin threads at the foot of the world tree - we tell a hypervisual tale of wool, the power of women, sustainability and craftsmanship as a superpower.
Played here by women in the 70-80 age range, the Norns are beautiful beings with magical powers; they spin the threads of life on their mysterious spinning wheels, repair the warp in the weave of life and maintain balance in the Earth’s cycle.
The story has many roots and is about valuing and making the most of the resources around us for a sustainable future – from traditional craftsmanship and spectacular natural materials, to the knowledge and beauty of our elders. Craft Rituals is created by artist Aia Jüdes, who curated Next Level Craft 2018.
Craft Rituals is a Nordic project with participants and influences from Sweden, Finland and Iceland. The exhibition is produced in collaboration with the Textile Museum supported by the Nordic Culture Fund, the Västra Götaland Region, the Swedish Arts Council and the City of Stockholm.
More information:
Textile Fashion Center
Skaraborgsvägen 3 A, SE-501 80  Borås

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