dinsdag 1 november 2011


Remember these?
For this event, "GO GREEN",
I made 9 metres of linen and newspaper.
My loom is going to Leuven,
were I will unroll the whole piece.
After the event, I'm cutting it into placemats.

My previous text about the placemats:
"They are made of linen that was unsuitable for weaving in the industry,
newspaper and cotton tape.
They contain only cellulose,
so after usage,
you just throw them on your compostheap
and after a while they will dissapear.

I wanted to make something to throw away,
simple and pure,
a product that does not affect nature."

After this first production,
I noticed that people were having problems with the fact
that you can use them only once.
Because they know I made them on my loom
and that it takes quite some time to weave them.
They ask me if the placemats cannot be made waterproof,
but that is not the point of this work.
You have to throw it away
and maybe think about all the other stuff,
like cheap clothes and electronics, that we use
and throw away without thinking.
In every object there is a presence of materials and labour.
And not everything dissapears like the placemats after disposal.
Just think about that...

9 - 13 november 2011
wednesday and thursday: 14.00 - 21.00
friday till sunday: 14.00 - 18.00
STUK, Naamsestraat 96, 3000 leuven

1 opmerking:

  1. Nice to see your paper weaving. I like that text is in there, but can't be read. It will be nice to cut it up, too. And put it on the compost.

    I'd want to dig it up after awhile and see what it looks like then.