Rosa Tolnov Clausen

Rosa Tolnov Clausen

Webbplats: rosatolnovclausen.com

Danish textile designer and weaver, b. 1985

A consummate craftswoman, Rosa Tolnov Clausen is passionate about weaving. In her creative work, she examines the classical craft and seeks for how it can be used and viewed relevantly in the present. Many of her projects have a strong social component, which she explores by using weaving as her tool, put into tension by her conceptual approach. In a working process thriving on experimentation and exploration, she puts to test materials, methods and tools, to arrive at aesthetic qualities, partnerships and products that from the combination of these conditions appear with new functionality and purpose.

CAN A ROOM BE A LOOM?

The project Can a Room be a Loom? was exhibited at Fuori Salone in Milan in 2014. Basing the project on woven textiles, I wanted to invite the audience into the loom - to relate to textiles, to participate and create together. To create a moment for people to remember.

Each of the exhibitors had been given a container as surrounding for their project. I choose to turn my container into a huge loom. Magnifying the micro cosmos of the woven fabric into a macro cosmos in which the audience could come in and weave or walk through, but which in any case with its scale forced the whole body to relate to the textile.

Everyday I set up a new warp for people to weave the many colourful wefts into. At the end of Fuori Salone the room/loom had been the setting for many meditative, joyful and concentrated moments of weaving. 3000 people had participated in the huge collaboration piece resulting in five big pieces of textile. The whole process was captured with a time lab camera documenting the built up of the textiles.

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CAN A ROOM BE A LOOM?

The project Can a Room be a Loom? was exhibited at Fuori Salone in Milan in 2014. Basing the project on woven textiles, I wanted ...

InsideOut

InsideOut consist of three wall hangings that fuse present-day graphic materials with classical traditional Scandinavian weaving techniques. Created especially for the MINDCRAFT exhibition, the wall ...

H.O.W. - Hands On Woven

H.O.W. is a serial one-off production of cushions produced by the weavers at Blindes Arbejde in Denmark. The project started as my graduation ...

EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT KASURI

The weaving workshop EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT KASURI was based upon the Japanese weaving technique Kasuri. EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT KASURI was the result of ...