Lisa Juntunen Roos—
[Mummu förlöser en ko. Mammas blick på pappas främmande närvaro med kameran, den frågar varför han fotar, ”Har du aldrig sett en kviga kalva??”. Hon är hemtam, nästan kamouflerad i miljön men något i hennes blick skriker. “TA MIG HÄRIFRÅN, låt mig uppleva något annat!” Nej fel, inget i mammas blick, inte i hela hennes väsen, ber om något, någonsin. Men den finns där, önskan.]
[Grandma assists a cow in giving birth. Mom’s gaze at Dad’s strange presence with the camera asks why he’s taking pictures, “Have you never seen a heifer calve??”. She is at home, almost camouflaged in the environment but something in her eyes screams. “GET ME OUT OF HERE, let me experience something else!” No wrong, nothing in Mom’s look, neither in her whole being, asks for anything, ever. But it is there, the desire.]
The exhibition “Perinnösta ja halusta” (loosely translated “Heritage and Desire”) portrays a private story about heritage and desire; having the possibility of another life and how this life can be understood in retrospect. It is a series of works that deal with Lisa Juntunen Roos’ interpretation of her mother’s relationship to the world she comes from.
Juntunen Roos’ practice is rooted in the roots of the textile craft tradition. She moves in the grey zone between handicraft, craftsmanship and artistic research and design. She weaves about weaving and crafts about craft in a practice where subject and method are often closely intertwined. From a craft perspective, she examines how we relate to tradition and heritage. Her works are a form of storytelling, where her understanding of the world around her takes physical form.
Textile artist, Handloom weaver
WHAT DOES FIBER MEAN TO YOU?
Almost any kind of fiber can be the foundation of a textile material and the thought of fiber transforming into a thread and a thread into a fabric and so on I find very fascinating.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE FIBER OR TEXTILE TECHNIQUE?
My choice of techniques are made on the frameworks they give me. I need to balance on a fine line of given rules and freedom to stay focused and stimulated.
WHAT IS YOUR MOST VIVID TEXTILE MEMORY?
I guess some memories are more clear and vivid in some periods of life but the ones that are most precious and important for my relationship to textile craft are the ones from my childhood with my grandmother. We have never had an actual conversation since we spoke different languages but she introduced me to textile craft and I never felt like we couldn’t communicate.