WORLD WIDE WEAVING
An exhibition on digital jacquard handloom
Nicolai Kunst og Kultur, Kolding, DK
Wen – Ying Huang, Taiwan, Lia Cook, California, Monique van Nieuwland, Australia, Belinda Rose, Scotland, Grethe Sørensen and Lise Frølund both from Denmark together sum up more than 250 years of experience on handloom, half of them on digital jacquard handloom.
These six textile artists and designers have, each in their part of the world, been first movers, and have since kept to this tool, which Norwegian Vibeke Vestby developed in the nineteen nineties for use in art schools and smaller workshops. In 1998 one such loom was placed at the Designskolenkolding.dk. Here both the students and external weavers have access. The only requirements are using skills. During those more than 20 years several visiting artist from all over Europe have created works there.
This exhibition will not show the large works – they are to be seen elsewhere – but the road towards them. What is it this loom can be used for, which other looms cannot. Why have these weavers chosen this loom, and why stayed on? It is the varied intentions, try-outs, working processes and materials, which will be shown. A short video has been produced in each of the six workshops, and the soundtrack is by Hanne Raffnsøe.
Byens lys12 by Grethe Sørensen
Bog by Lise Frølund
Intensity by Lia Cook
Broken glass by Belinda Rose
Everyone everywhere by Monique van Niewland
Studio of Lise Frølund