Book launch Fiberspace 5
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Book launch Fiberspace 5

Fiberspace turned 5! To celebrate we have published a brand new book that will, aside from highlighting some the wonderful artists, artisans and designers that have exhibited in the gallery and their artistic oeuvres, also include brand new essays by leading figures within the textile field: Jessica Hemmings, Textile Writer & Professor of Craft and Vice-Prefect of Research HDK, Bella Rune, Artist & Professor of Fine Art, Textiles, Konstfack, Åsa Pärson, Master Weaver and Delia Dumitrescu, Professor & Manager of the Smart Textiles Design Lab, Borås Textilhögskolan. The book has been published with contributions from Stiftelsen Längmanska Kulturfonden and Estrid Ericsons Stiftelse.

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Emma Göransson
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Emma Göransson

Emma Göransson explores human relationships to natural and cultural landscapes over time. Through installations, interventions and objects, she reflects on philosophical ecology and living conditions for people, animals and plants, often from Sámi perspectives. Her art has a strong sense of materiality, with references to traditional textile crafts, archeology and architecture. Experiences of spatiality are always in focus, whether it is a large-scale critique of our current civilisation from a power perspective or quiet reflections on the psyche and natural landscape.

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Petter Hellsing
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Petter Hellsing

For his exhibition at Fiberspace, Petter Hellsing puts materials in focus and is looking for ways to let them speak based on their own premises. What can a conversation between man and material look like? The tool here becomes a transitional object, a tool that extends the body to the world and puts it in relation to other forces. The bodily action and the resistance in the material is crucial to reaching an understanding beyond the power of thought.

As Hellsing sees it, something has happened in the world and we are facing a renewed relationship to materials. It is no longer possible to regard the world around us as inanimate matter. Perhaps things have their own agenda. In any case, we can not ignore the ecological consequences of our lack of attentiveness. An honest encounter with materials awakens deep physical memories in most of us. A hand in sheep's wool, the weight of a stone or a knife's blade carving into wood, all bear the promise of creation that makes us greater as human beings. The making of an object is not just a relational human act, but the work of the hand is also an inward dialogue, between the maker, the viewer and the material.

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Katarina Brieditis
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Katarina Brieditis

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.

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