Brick Weaving, 2022
Installation with sculptures, drawings, photographs, and weaving works

The sculptures in this installation explore prehistoric warp-weighted looms, the loom weights that are the only remnants of these traditions of weaving, as well as the former local brick industry of the Vecht-region. In the work, I seek to overlap the rhythm of the weft and the warp, with that of brickwork and masonry bonds. The warp threads in the sculptures are tensioned by self-baked loom weights from the local river the Vecht.

The sculptures are accompanied by a variation of studies (drawings, weaving works, photographs).

'Textiles are older than architecture and are probably the first form of building and therefore delineation. Walls in various historic, primitive huts around the world often form a woven, textile infill of a wooden framework. These soft walls, often woven plant or animal materials, form the prototype for the further development of the roof and wall in architecture. For example, the origin of the German word Decke includes both the meaning blanket and ceiling.'

- excerpt from essay Correcties (2022)

Brick Weaving (2022) is part of the group exhibition Baksteen | Brick at Kunsthal KAdE (Amersfoort, NL)
09.09.22 - 08.01.23

The works were made on the occasion of the exhibition during a three-month residency at Buitenplaats Doornburgh. The results of this artist-in-residence period a shown simultaneously in both venues.  

One to seven, grey to red, three to four, tread to thread 
Buitenplaats Doornburgh, Maarssen (NL)
06.10.22 - 08.01.23