So now that I have done my talk at CPH:typo (was great fun!) I think it’s time that I show you all the pieces from my exhibit at VESS on the 14th of February, a.k.a Valentine’s Day (HORRID!). So it’ll be a loooooooong post and you need to scroll way down :-)
I’ve told you a little about the exhibit a while back but if you don’t know, I’ll just give a few keywords.
The statement “Tak for lort bitch” means “Thanks for all your shit bitch”, nice huh? It was an exboyfriend’s last words to me. So articulate concidering he was a communication major. I guess I had been kind of a cow, but that was indeed well deserved and totally in order.
You’ll be sitting there thinking “This woman is insane!” (jury is still out on that one) “why did she spend all this time on something that stupid?”. Well, you might be right. The very first piece I did was meant as a kind of reply (although only to myself, not to him) because I never did say anything quite as original back. Then as I had let it all go and felt really good, I thought it such a shame to stop the process and people started saying I should do an exhibit. And so I did! So the exhibit is more about turning the negative in your life into positive and the contrast between doing something really ugly in a very time consuming and meticulous way. Or like they say: when life gives you lemons, ask for salt and tequila!
It’s not some sort of bitter payback. Although I guess a small thanks is in order to the shithead for supplying me with the content. To be honest I kinda forgot where the sentence came from towards the end of this project. And now I just look at my work with a smile on my face because I made it into something that I’m proud of.
I hope you like it! :-)
From the opening of the exhibit. The title in my tape font on the window. Photo by VESS.
This piece measures about 92 x 113 cm and is knitted in denim and wool. The denim comes from 17 ALMOST perfect pairs of jeans torn into 3 cm strips (a girl’s hunt for the perfect pair just NEVER ends, does it?!??!)
This piece measures about 100 x 100 cm. Made of neon pink 90 gram paper and 1 cm strips of magazines.
Double piece, each measuring about 53 x 60 cm crochetted in black and white cotton yarn.
Piece measuring 200 x 100 cm on 200 gram cartonage. The piece was made by hand piercing 203.224 holes. For this reason it also goes under the name ‘Voodoo Bitch’.
From the exhibit opening. Backlit by flourescent light. Photo by VESS.
Piece measuring 68 x 104 cm and is made of plastic embroidery sheets and pearl cotton yarn.
Piece measuring 95 x 110 cm knitted in purple wool yarn.
Double piece, measuring 30 x 40 cm and 34 x 34 cm in a mix of embroidery techniques.
Piece measuring about 120 x 200 cm made of painted wooden tiles from 12 tangram games.
Piece measuring about 62 x 155 cm and is made of 32.014 plastic beads threaded 4 times each with cotton yarn.
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