Att brodera är ett verb - betraktelser ur ett nålsöga  

(To embroider is a verb - reflections from a needles eye)

Textile installation exhibited at Konstfack's Spring Exhibition in Stockholm, May 2016.

“Att brodera är ett verb” (To embroider is a verb) is an abstract patchwork consisting of square shaped embroideries. I collected materials and objects from my surroundings, sorted them by colour and transformed them with needlework. I wanted to focus on the process of making and was inspired by the verbs in artist Richard Serra's "Verb list”.

The materials communicate, they have their own minds and characters. Hard and soft, thin and thick, old and new. The contrasts are words that are combined, forming sentences and stories.

I embroider. I describe things in excessive details, I add pieces and make up stories. To embroider is to reflect and give a small detail eternities of time. It is a meditative and repetitive movement; an act. To embroider is a verb.

 

Link to my essay about this project.

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