‘Väv in Stortorget’ is a textile street art project that I have done for Lund city, in collaboration with Vinter Lund. The project had two parts, one set of pieces was exhibit from January the 14th at Stortorget in Lund, as well as two open, drop-in workshops, where the public came and helped me and continued to ad pieces to the artwork (see info of the workshop below).
The project is based on the idea of creating something that is perceived as textile as well as soft, but constructed out of materials that we might not primarily associate with traditional textiles. I find questions such as: What is a textile and what materials are textile? interesting to explore. The textile pieces are created out of ropes for boats, coloured garbage bags and safety nets for animals and wildlife.
The artwork was display for a month (14 / 1-14 / 2-2017). The textile pieces was mounted on different existing objects on Stortorget, such as pillars, the fountain, trees and roof stage at Stadshallen textile additions. You can find some pictures from when me and Elisabet Frick mounted my textiles at Stortorget here below.
And here (below) are some pictures from the first open workshop, where around 200-300 people came and help create the first addition to my textiles. You can read more and see more pictures form the first workshop here (in Swedish).
I have done a lot of weaving by hand, with no loom, to create woven belts as well as as a lot of knotting to create an interpretation of a rya rug (a traditional Scandinavian wool rug). You can find some pictures of the first sketches here below.
VÄV IN STORTORGET is a street art weaving workshop run by me and Textile Designer Elisabet Frick, were we together with the public will be doing some yarn bombing at Stortorget in Lund.
- Saturday 14 Jan, 2017 at 12:00-14:00 Stortorget, Lund. Drop-in, Free.
- Saturday 4 Feb, 2017 at 12:00-14:00 Stortorget, Lund. Drop-in, Free.
More info about the workshop is found here (in Swedish)
You can find an interview with me from the national Swedish radiostation P4 Malmöhus Sveriges Radio with Madeleine Fritsch Lärka here (in Swedish).