Babs van den Thillart NL
My heart starts to beat faster when my work comes from the weaving machine. The textile is no longer flat, but forms and moves. It comes to life. The creation of mobility, three-dimensionality and changeability in textiles is a common thread in my work. My textiles do not have an inferior back, but can be approached from different angles. The seemingly loose structures tempt you to touch and then turn out to be connected. The connection point is is crucial in my work. Just like the role of people and other things that set my work in motion. Fascinated by the inexhaustible possibilities of knitting and weaving and my love for the weaving machines, I look for the limits of the possible. Through my investigative approach existing materials or techniques get new possibilities and properties. I achieve the most extraordinary results by staying in close contact with the material and the technique during the manufacturing process. I work with both craft and industrial machines. Craft machines offer the space to act intuitively, industrial machines offer endless freedom in complex forms.
Woven - detail
O.o Invited@Rivoli Brussels
Saturday 17th March - Saturday 5th May 2018
Photography: Duka Stolwijk