The International Center for Creation and exhibition of Art in
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public space temporarily into private or >home< space.
construction designed and sewed of parachuting silk builds a portable home
while travelling, as it is easy to carry and yet ideal for creating a
personal and intimate space.
is one of the oldest forms of transportable accommodation and in times of
globalisation and the urgent need for mobility it creates a “perfect”
home. The tent is mobile which means it can be pitched or be packed up
wherever needed and so create a space for meeting and contact or retreat.
The artist aims to transfer public spaces into something new for a
temporary time. The project rises questions about nomadic lifestyle and
the process of transition an cultural identity.
supports the idea of trans-culture rather than concepts of multi-culture
or globalization which are trying to overemphasize or diminish the
cultural differences apparent on the globe.
Reschke-Kindlimann uses the tent silk as a sketch book - embroidering her
notions and observations about the different cultures onto the surface.
The thread therefore functions like a pen and the cloth becomes a
three-dimensional image area. With time more and more embroideries will
cover the area and create a complex almost abstract pattern. Cognitively
the images will interfere, cover and overlap over one another just like
impressions and new experiences happen through the mind.
The artist chose
embroidering because it evidently is a very female tradition connected
with everyday life and can be found everywhere in the world. It was always
called the >drawing with a needle< and developed over 2000 years ago in
China where this project will eventually end. From China the refined
handicraft was brought to India and from there spread over all of Europe.
Since then embroidering has been a tradition of decorating but also of
marking and characterizing space as ones own. Until the beginning of the
19th century it was the only socially accepted way for women to
create imagery before they got entry into the patriarchal art system.
fascinates the artists about embroidering is the process of permeating
which creates a permeability of the cloth. The thread runs on both sides
which means there is no inside and outside, no front and rear.
is a very slow, concentrated and focused process that creates a social
atmosphere of straightforward nonverbal interaction. Therefore the process
people who are not involved in fine arts.
project takes 18 months going through different countries partly following
the old silk route.
Germany Krzyzowa /Poland
Budapest/ Hungary Sibiu/
Romania Istanbul/ Türkei Teheran/ Iran
Indien Melbourne/ Australien
/ Indonesien Hanoi/ Vietnam Peking/ China
project has developed four months through Poland, Hungary, Romania and
Turkey it takes place in Iran for three weeks, invited for a residency at
the Paradise International Art Center in Polur.
project so far developed through the following stations:
Krzyzowa, a the International cultural centre in the south of Poland the
tent got first inaugurated. Ten people, an international mixture of
Polish, German and Russian met inside the tent to celebrate the opening of
the construction with Polish wodka.
Budapest the project got invited to stay in Dinamo, a non-profit Art Space
situated in the 9th District of Budapest. The working on the
tent was accompanied with meetings and discussions with Hungarian artists.
The residency in Budapest ended with a presentation of the project and a
public art action, pitching the tent at Moskva ter, a very busy traffic
junction, meeting place and street labour market in the centre of the
city. Aim of this public intervention was to create a intimate and
somewhat private space for meeting people in an public area and serve
coffee inside the tent to invite passers-by. The action was stopped by the
Romania the project followed the invitation by Monika Brandsch, a
Romanian-German sociologist to cook an old traditional Romanian recipe:
Coltinasi. The meal got served inside the tent and a lively discussion
developed on the question of national and cultural identities.
In Istanbul the
project got invited by the artists collective Oda Projesi to start a
collaborative embroidering on the tent with the local neighbourhood.
Women from the surrounding Istanbul quarter joined the artist and the
process was enriched by discussions about different ways of living in
private and public space.
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