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silk, thread and Chinese ink

I cutted the silk in geometrical forms, and sewed the pieces into a new structure. The sewed seams function like drawed lines. The ink follows the lines or overflow them – an experimental process. The silk material continues falling below the metal grid like a mirror image.


			
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black ink, red ink, thread and paper

close up an the structure of the sewed paper

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sewing maschine drawings

DIN A 3 millimeter paper pre-structured and printed. With my sewing maschine I drawed lines out of thread on the paper. In a second step Chinese ink flows over the paper, find its way between printed and sewed lines.


		
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five white petals falling and I am sad

Glimps into my exhibition „five white petals falling and I am sad“. On the left side sewing machine drawings, the site specific installation, made out of fabric, silk and ink in the middle and on the right side an installation showing the five-petalled blossom of the Bauhinien flower „Bauhinia × blakeana“, the cityflower of HongKong, 2020 Cologne.

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packages full of clothes

At the end of a long working day, the fabric- and clothng retailers quickly pack their goods. The packages lashed with adhesive tape are waiting for their nightly transport or are quickly carried with the sack lorry to another store. I found the shape of the packages exciting and for me it felt like a finished installation.

 

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… it started with flowers

There was an old man coming out of unobtrusive door, carrying a plastic bag full of gold fish. Curious I looked in and discovered a beautiful flower market. Then one floor down, I found everything the fisherman’s heart desires, inclusive one variety of different fish. These were intended as pets confirmed the animals in the rear area. There was everything, including the loud chirping crickets in small containers.

 

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Between Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day public holidays

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Last week the Mid-Autumn Festival, also called Moon Festival was celebrated with full moon and very tasty small round moon cakes. And today the National Day will be celebrated, this is the starting point of a whole week public holiday. A lot of people will travel through China to visit their families and Shanghai is expecting crowds of tourists. The metro station nearby is closed for days, to control the rush.

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a modern loom

In Hangzhou you can see a modern jacquard weaving machine at work. In this course, the fine threads are still curious, but the technical impression predominates. Still I would love to implement a project with the machine.

 

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Silkmuseum Suzhou

Also the Silk Museum in Suzhou has a small garden pond with goldfish,
carp and a turtle. But the highlight is an old loom, which is used by two weavers.
Unfortunately, I was not allowed to take pictures of them. One lady is sitting on the upper area of the loom and sort the threads, while the other lady weaves with loud clattering wood.
The bright coloured spindels looked fantastic and actually could be a finished art installation already.

 

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Silkmuseum Hangzhou

A great museum, in a newly built architecture. Beautifully situated in the green just outside the city of Hangzhou. The collection ranges from traditional Chinese exhibits to European cultural history. Few visitors walk through the different collections and there is plenty of space. A trick of luck: after the enjoyment of an iced coffee I was ill for 10 days, but that can always happen…

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