Archive 2021 KubaParis
SubheadlineGroup Show curated by Lea Dippold Contributions by Albin Bergström, Anna Hostek, Elena Buscaino & Mina Bonakdar, Marie Fillon aka Monique Fei, Marlene Schwarz, Sophia Eisenhut & Lara Hampe, Theresa Zwerschke
This is the story of a leaking body: The last time I was sewing, I pricked myself with the needle. A pearl formed, got heavy and fell off of my finger. It landed on the cloth that I was working with, chapped, petered out and lost its structure. Suddenly everything was dissolving - my body was open and the cloth became a part of it. More and more pearls fell down. In the beginning just off of my finger, but slowly everything around me began to open, inviting. Organisms started to un-encapsulate. I could not see anymore, blinded by bleeding organisms, that were happy to finally dissolve. Everything disintegrated and turned into streaming, filling every space. It did hurt a bit when the needle pricked me, but now that everything was flooded, I was glad it did. I could not understand bodies anymore, I never did. The difference is: now I realize I’m not supposed to. The idea of Hyper reveals a contemplation that breaks open linear ways of thinking and offers new, hybrid viewings of processes and actions. An uprooting from a fixed framework can constitute interlinking, intertwining, intersewing, interweaving (...). The Hypercloth serves as a direct symbol for the process of un-fixing. The exhibition tries to offer a way of crossing set disciplines via textile. A merging of positions enables an interweaving and reveals new mutual contextualizations, as their different approaches and processes elaborate on various meanings of materiality and their application in the context of working with textile. New, unexpected encounters are necessary for a development that overcomes set borders. The form of this investigation can go beyond the one based directly on textile: the material used, is unpredictable in the sphere of the Hypercloth, as it inherently consists of gaps and connections. The cloth revealed its organism which looked just like ours and nothing like it.