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Collaboration with Felice Hapetzeder
Local A.
 
Collaboration with Marie Fahlin
Sheat
MOVING MATTER och SIDE _SITE
 
Works:
Back to the future II w. Secil Yailaly
Textile Architecture
Reconstructing 1990-2000 & 2012
Wind of change
Igloo Construction II
Igloo Construction I
Sandcity (R&D)
 
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Textile Architecture

 

Textile Architecture/Eu-citizen

Textile Architecture/COVER ME

Textile Architecture/RESEARCH

 

PerformanceTextile Architecture/COVER ME at Black Sesame Space, Institute for Provocation, Beijing.

Text about the performancet by IFP: 

Tradition and innovation are the front and back side of fabric. 

Jenny Berntsson's ongoing research project Textile Architecture originally emerged from an interest in the Japanese erotic paintings Ukiyo-e. In the paintings, she noticed how the fabric on the human bodies become an expression of movement and implication, covering and exposing at the same time. She started to draw the fabric body without human body under it. Thus it is treated neither as material nor object, but the drawings start to tell a new and open narrative. Later, when seeing migrants and beggers staying in public space in Stockholm, it made her re-examine the fabric—people who tried to cover themselves, to hide, to curl themselves to be invisible, until you can hardly tell if they are objects or human being. In a world that looks so clean and clear, they are temporary and fragile, but the strangeness is also very stubborn.

Fabric is essential to protect the naked human body from climatic conditions. In addition, it renders the illusion of beauty, identity and power - we try to grab, to posses, to show, then to throw away and forget. Fabric covers people and moves with us for every single step taken; it divides the boundary between public and private; it defines a distance between the human being and its surroundings; it expresses freedom and taboo; it is unfolding a story that is happening now.

Includes a photo series of 19 images:

Image nr. 1 and 19

Performer: Hannah O`Flynn