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.