A textile is never one-sided. It has a backside, a materiality and several dimensions. Inside the textile is the construction of bindings that brings one side to the other, locks in place and holds together. The construction itself can be seen as a metaphor for the fact that there is always another side to what we see and perceive. Every thread matters and has the possibility to change the whole construction. Repetitions clarifies and give character; something that could be useful, or alternatively, important to break.
One example of Katarina Brieditis’ point of departure is the knitted stitch that row after row binds itself, like a symbol of eternity. But so fragile. One dropped stitch and everything falls apart. The stitches build a textile where the back is dependent on the front. A two-sided coexistence, a "both-and", different but equally true.Read more