A Creative Conversation: Stéphanie Ruth & Anna Perach

Drawing on personal experience and folkloric myths, Anna Perach uses a traditional craft technique called tufting to create wearable sculptures that come to life during performance in front of a live audience. Anna’s work serves as a mystical antidoteto a hyper-rational technocratic reality that has failed humanity systematically since years. Stéphanie Ruth spoke to Anna to find out why […]

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An interview with Rachelle Romeo

North London based artist and activist Rachelle Romeo’s work caught our eye with its powerful and poetic use of embroidery. Romeo’s stitched stories of trauma, belonging, and becoming are literally mapped onto the landscapes of London and the UK – striking visual reminders of the brutal colonial legacies and ongoing trauma of the Windrush scandal […]

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Interview: Curator Marit Paasche on Scandinavian textile artist Hannah Ryggen

The Swedish-born Norwegian artist Hannah Ryggen (1894-1970) was responsible for some of the most daring, radical textile art created in the twentieth century. Ryggen’s life and work were strikingly atypical: a self-taught weaver and committed communist living on a remote, self-sufficient farm in Norway, Ryggen rejected the art market in order to create public art […]

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Interview: Nnenna Okore on Fraying, Twisting, Teasing, Tying

Nnenna Okore is an artist, educator and environmentalist. She has received international acclaim for the ways in which she engages with the environment in her artistic practice. Her abstract sculptures are created using a range of methods; shredding, fraying, twisting, teasing, tying, weaving, stitching, and dyeing are all used to create rich, textured pieces. Her […]

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