Closed Open

Politics and values can often be read out of the architecture around us. In this project  I weave with linen in door frames made of teak, that I have made into frame looms. The door is typically mid-century-modern, built in the modernist standard, based on a mans height and body. I am interested in modernism and the use of standards in architecture and design, because by using them, something or someone is often excluded. In Closed Open I bring in something normally seen as a female activity (weaving) and transform the object into something new. The fabric is left in the frame, so it no longer works as an entry way, but more as a painting or object that relates to our bodies in the space. The titles Striated and Plain refer to both the pattern in the weave, but also to the geological terms, describing the surface of a landscape.


From the left: Closed Open (Plane), 2018.Closed Open (Striated), 2019.
Handwoven linen, nails, teak doorframe. 210x88x10cm.
Closed Open (Striated), 2019. Handwoven linen, nails, teak doorframe. 210x88x10cm.
Closed Open (Plain), 2018. Handwoven linen, nails, teak doorframe. 210x88x10cm.