laminating instead of lamenting
As a master tailor and costume designer, I have bought, collected and hoarded fancy fabrics all my
life; since this millennium, I have no longer been able to work the fabrics with my hands. In 2007, I
started laminating fabrics - despite the loss of haptics, it was a way for me to further process textiles.
… and completely new possibilities opened up for me:
- black silk georgette can be shaped between the laminating foils, folded, draped. The effect of compression is reminiscent of charcoal drawings. I attached rivets to the four corners of the individual sheets and stretched them across the room. In this way, together with the rubber threads, three-dimensional drawings emerge; moreover, through light projection, variants as wall pictures, depending on the viewer's position.
- Laminated remnants of jacquard weavings in plain or floral designs are grouped into assemblages.
- Laminated coloured, or plain-coloured silk satin remnants combine to form abstract pictures.
- Laminated single elephant tail hairs from India in sequence, depending on the angle of view, can be seen as spatial drawings or as a sculpture.