What does it mean to continue? To carry something on that already has a long history. Alice Lund Textilier has created textile art and interior textiles for private and public environments around the world since 1936. Frida Lindberg has been the artistic director and owner of the studio since 2012. The exhibition at Fiberspace asks questions about continuation. How do we take care of a legacy and at the same time look ahead? How do we use history in a relevant and respectful way?
Alice Lund Textilier is committed to the continued development of textile art and handweaving. The studio in Borlänge, Sweden, produces rugs, textile art and liturgical textiles for both private and public spaces all around the world. Frida Lindberg is the artistic director of the studio. With color interpretation and hand weaving as a method, she explores questions about the use of history and shifted spatial perspectives.
The exhibition opens during Stockholm Craft Week. For four days, Stockholm will be filled with events, seminars and exhibitions. Private and public galleries, museums and studios will open their doors, both physically and digitally, to highlight the exceptional and multifaceted art field. The promoters Konsthantverkscentrum (The Swedish Crafts Centre), Konsthantverkarna and Svensk Form (the Swedish Society of Crafts and Design) are creating a new platform for crafts in Stockholm. For more information visit stockholmcraftweek.se
Artist, artistic director and owner of Alice Lund Textilier.
WHAT DOES FIBER MEAN TO YOU?
Working with fiber means getting the opportunity to work with colour in an interesting way. The different coloured yarn, visually mixed to create a new colour, still retains its original characteristics. That creates a multilayered impression of the weave, which appeals to me.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE TEXTILE FIBER OR TECHNIQUE?
Hand-weaving is my favourite technique because you build the composition and the surface at the same time. There is also a contradiction in weaving – it is a slow high-risk process. Inlay by inlay you add to the weave not fully knowing the outcome until you take it off the loom.
WHAT IS YOUR MOST VIVID TEXTILE MEMORY?
In 2007 I visited a Kaisa Melaton exhibition at Waldemarsudde. The experience of seeing her monumental tapestry for the Swedish Enforcement Agency (Kronofogdemyndigheten) was one of the reasons I continued working with textile art.
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