Norwegian Crafts is thrilled to launch the second issue of The Vessel, this time with a focus on textiles and fibres. Re-Acting Fibres has as its springboard a series of works by Siri Hjorth and Sebastian Makonnen Kjølaas. With satire, wit and a cast of striking characters, Hjorth and Makonnen Kjølaas dive into the world of contemporary textile art, taking us with them. Furthermore the editors – Norwegian Crafts curator Lars Sture, Marcia Harvey Isaksson, Anne Dressen and Ida Falck Øien have put together a rich array of content featuring craft artists, designers and thinkers devoted to the future of textiles.
The second issue of The Vessel explores fibre art and textiles, with a focus on artists, makers and thinkers that through their work attempt to repair, rethink, and re-act fibres. The issue takes the artwork «Pitch, Prosess, Produkt» by Siri Hjorth and Sebastian Makonnen Kjølaas as its point of departure. Re-Acting Fibres is edited by Anne Dressen, Ida Falck Øien, Marcia Harvey Isaksson, and Lars Sture. It features conversations on the practices of Noa Eskhol, Linda Nurk and Natsai Audrey Chieza, essays by Adam Curtis and Carole Collet, and a text on Winona LaDuke’s Hemp & Heritage Farm by Dorothée Perret and Oscar Tuazon.
Pitch, Prosess, Produkt
Watch «Pitch, Prosess, Produkt». The artwork consists of three short films investigating contemporary textile art in a larger cultural context. Made by artists Siri Hjorth and Sebastian Makonnen Kjølaas.
Moving Away as Moving Towards
Adam Curtis explores the pastoral lifestyles of designers Anne Karine Thorbjørnsen, Ramona Salo, Tone Elisabeth Bjerkaas, Siv Støldal, and Harald Lunde Helgesen and their decision to move away, while at the same time moving towards new ways of being and practicing.
Follow publisher, editor and writer Dorothée Perret and artist Oscar Tuazon on their journey to Winona LaDuke’s Hemp & Heritage Farm on the White Earth Nation, Gaa-waabaabiganikaag in northern Minnesota, where LaDuke is working to restore traditional agriculture and create a new local economy of fiber production.
The two designers Linda Nurk and Faber Futures’ founder Natsai Audrey Chieza discuss their experiences of collaborating with living organisms in a design and making process; the role of designers within the bio-tech industry; notions of scale and mass-production as well as the role craft can play in proposing a different version of scale-up.