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  • TAPESTRY / AUBUSSON

    AUBUSSON TISSE LA MODE / Winner of the 2015 competition  'Aubusson Tisse la ModeA collaborative project between Prisca Vilsbøl and Dagmar Kestner transforming traditional tapestry into an wearable tapestry 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 will be introduced to the permanent exhibition at Cité internationale de la tapisserie de Aubusson in Autumn 2018.