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  • AUBUSSON TISSE LA MODE

    Winner of the 'Aubusson Tisse la Mode' competition 2015 A collaborative project between Prisca Vilsbøl and Dagmar Kestner transforming the traditional art of tapestry into an illusionist fashion sculpture. / By looking at weaving techniques that allow flexibility, in an otherwise weighty and flat medium, we designed a piece in which the warp threads become apparent, to function as flexible 'cracks', between the woven 'panels'. These cracks are positioned to fall into a sculptural shape, when draping the piece around the body. The same idea is applied to the concept of the 'trompe l'oeil' drapes, and the motif is calculated and positioned to fit the final shape. While the draped imagery seems random in the flat tapestry, it comes to sense when the panels intersect and drape into a into seemingly fluid silhouette around the body. / The piece is currently being produced at a selected tapestry atelier in Aubusson (FR) and is expected to be ready by the end of 2017. Thereafter it will be a part of the permanent exhibition at Cité internationale de la tapisserie de Aubusson.