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A monument to the flaws
University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Crafts (KHV), Textiles.
2019 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

My work is a tribute to the disintegration of built environments, and the chaos and disturbance that it brings into the idea of what a city should look like.

An ode to the ruins that are witnesses to destructive social and economic systems and that tell the stories of the life that once inhabited them.

A comment and critique on humanities way of ruining everything: world that we live in and our self; a destructive behaviour that we refuse to admit we have, and desperately try to hide. We polish the façades and fake our appearance in order to keep the illusion.

I am discussing the concept of ruin romanticism, comparing the garden ruins of the eighteenth century to the urban exploration of abandoned places of modern society, the fascination for what once was, but are no more and the different feelings these places might arouse.

I describe how I through experiments with dying, deconstructed screen printing and distressing, manipulate fabrics to create an illusion of brick walls. And how I through experiments with display, sound and light explore solutions for creating the dystopic atmosphere of abandoned places in a textile installation.

My biggest inspiration is the inevitable downfallof the urban landscape and I am romanticising the imperfections and the flaws. I take what is understood as ugly by the rules of aesthetics, make it beautiful, and put it on a pedestal.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 26
Keywords [en]
Disintegration, Deconstructed, Screen Print, Distressing, Walls, Dystopia, Post humanism, Façade, Ruin Romanticism, Illusion, Monument
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Arts
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URN: urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-7018OAI: oai:DiVA.org:konstfack-7018DiVA, id: diva2:1370415
Educational program
CRAFT! - Textiles (Master)
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Available from: 2019-11-15 Created: 2019-11-15 Last updated: 2019-11-15Bibliographically approved

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