Geweven Geraamte
7,5m handwoven weaving work, lambswool, fishing yarn, embroidery floss, wood

Geweven Geraamte is a sculpture consisting of a 7,5m long handwoven weaving work. The work brings together Gottfried Semper's idea of the hanging textile as the prototype of the wall in architecture, with the late-Medieval architectural heritage of Amersfoort, and the cities' forgotten textile industry. Events in the history of the city and how they have influenced its buildings are, as it were, pulled through the loom. The work is here presented in the dormitories of a former orphanage house, whose inhabitants were put to work in the textile industry

The woven wall is considered to be the beginning of architecture itself, with the ceiling as its oldest architectural element. Originally it consisted of animal hides and fabrics, a meaning preserved in the Germanic languages even today, since the German word 'Decke' means both blanket and ceiling. The ceiling had to be anchored somewhere, and soon it was joined by woven walls, to provide shelter from the sides as well.

Geweven Geraamte (2020) was part of the exhibition manifestation WEEF
 Museum Flehite / Mariënhof, Amersfoort (NL)
03.10.20 - 22.11.20

Geweven Geraamte (2020) is part of the ongoing research series
The Shelter Series (2020 -)

Geschiedenis en losse draadjes - Bart Lunenburg bij WEEF
by: Marjolein Sponselee (In Dutch)