Sitting with The Fisherman
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]
The scene of a local motorcycle taxi driver hand-knitting a small fishing net at his stand next to a canal will never fade away from my childhood memory. It was the first time I saw the life behind the fishing net. Throughout my textile practice, I’ve reconsidered the fishing net with curiosity and nostalgia. Behind its mesh and diamond shaped structure, I see craftsmanship and the story of its creation. I would like to preserve and encourage these precious values in the net with my Master project Sitting with The Fisherman. The fishing net is reinterpreted to everyday life with a trace of stories within it. The net becomes a tool to gather people together like the fishing net does in the fisherman village. This project will be a pilot idea to others in different contexts, to preserve their precious traditional craftsmanship, to keep it alive by transforming the skill and technique to a new interpretation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 49 p.
Fishing net, Fishnet, Fishing net technique, Textile, Conceptual design, Traditional craftsmanship
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-5181OAI: oai:DiVA.org:konstfack-5181DiVA: diva2:817190
Textile in the Expanded Field (Textile, Master)
Mårtensson, Ulrika, LecturerSjögren, Katarina, Visiting Lecturer
Barolo, Margot, LecturerRune, Bella, Professor