Ivana Podnar is a ready made textile artist who plays with textile and fibre practically her whole life. Although many girls sew clothes for their dolls during the childhood (I have to admit, it’s a rather rare phenomenon nowadays), only few of them stick to sewing for the whole life.
Ready made shirt made of old stockings by Ivana Podnar
Fabrics, skirts, dresses, fashion magazines, cut, embroidered, animated, recomposed, combined with most unusual objects and given a completely new meaning are one of the many ways Milos Tomic is going to provoke you.
Burdacut by Milos Tomic (c)
During Balkan Fibre Art workshop Isolde Venrooy was doing embroidery on the paper. Actually what she did is a completely reverse of stitching – the pattern is produced by cutting out small pieces of paper. Picture from the newspapers suddenly became a new comb like, fragile structure with greatly different effects…
When thinking about the original principle of life, you think about the journey from beginning to the end, when thinking about the original principle of art, you cannot miss that exact line. Isolde Venrooy follows its different manifestations in her artworks that explore unexpectedness coming out of normality, surprises hidden in habits of perceiving.
I. Venrooy, ‘The Property of Taking up Space’, detail (c)