Kristina Skantze is a Stockholm based artist. Through careful and persistent hand stitching she sculpts human-like fabric beings. The seams that shape the body parts are important and appear as lines, scars stretching the skin of cloth. Textile flesh shaped by millions of visible and invisible stitches, subdued pastel silk jersey and polyester padding. Experiences are sewn into the bodies, into the artist’s own bodily memory as well as into the limbs of the figures. Visible but secretive, shaping their individual personalities. Distorted bodies have always fascinated Kristina. In the project Non-Mythological Creatures she is searching for new shapes and expressions through mixing human and animal features. What kind of emotions can be recognised in these creatures? Are they part of our world or do they exist in their own time and space?
Fiberspace is a gallery showcasing unique pieces and limited editions of fabulous fiber art and design.
Photographic book/catalogue by weaver and textile designer Åsa Pärson. The sample weave is Åsa’s sketch method for creating qualities with different characteristics where she distinguish between the tactility and the sensation of the textile. That is how the material behaves in the hand, against the skin and also how it looks. It is easy to replace a component and get a whole new result, a new surface, a new feeling that sometimes also becomes an association to something completely different from the weaving.
Exclusive from the loom of Arianna E. Funk. A luxurious handwoven cloth for your face and body. 100% linen hand-dyed with indigo, every cloth is unique! Woven in waffle-weave technique for a little extra gentle exfoliation.
These are best washed by hand but can also be washed in the machine on warm/40 degrees C with like colours. The linen softens with the first use and may shrink slightly.
Each measures about 36 x 36 cm
Welcome to an artist talk about Kristina Skantze's solo exhibition, Non-Mythological Creatures. We will delve into Kristina's very special world and the figures she creates. This is also the last chance to see the exhibition! Refreshments will be served. The talk is free but space is limited so please book your seat. First come, first serve!Read more
Two looms are guesting the gallery at the moment, a Swedish Glimåkra and a newly build West African style loom. They are engaged in a kind of dialogue, sharing the same warp, discussing the universality of plain weave. Dialogue is an installation by Fiberspace's curator, Marcia Harvey Isaksson. It will hopefully be making it's way to other spaces. More news to follow!Read more
Fiberspace is proud to be collaborating with a neighbourhood pre-school, The Cottage this January, inviting them to take part in a natural dyeing workshop held by Petra Holmberg/Slow Creations. The results of the workshop will be saved for the Easy Piece Collaboratory, an exhibition and festival at Fiberspace later on in the year. Welcome to view the results of the workshop on Friday 18th January between 15-18!Read more
Weavers in the West is a cultural heritage project by Marcia Harvey Isaksson, developed and presented within Slöjd Stockholm’s residency programme “Plats för det handgjorda” (Space for the hand-made) and within the scope of the on-going dialogue exhibition “Ongoing Africa” at the Museum of Ethnography in Stockholm. Slöjd Stockholms residency programme is made possible by funding from the Swedish Arts Council, the Commission for Handicrafts and Stockholm County Council. The project took place between August and November 2018.
Photographer: Hung JungjieaRead more