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OPEN & CLOSED

In correlation with the Danish Arts Foundation The Future Perfect and curator Laura Young have invited eleven designers and artists to each produce a shaped, three-dimensional container, that is meant to physically hold objects within. The goal is to present a series of subtly intimate objects that highlight both the beauty of their construction and the possibility of the space they hold.
For Open and Closed I have made a series of small knitted containers using purely yarn and technique to create the shape and closure. Nothing is cut away or added. Hand-made meets machine-made in a time-consuming process, where the knitted stitch envelops a thread in a weft-like structure and shades of monochrome color merge. Old handcraft techniques look modern, when natural fibers are enveloped in monofilament and shine to form a shrine. Pleats add natural shape to the small, folded objects that are seemingly both open and closed – the series is called Sh(r)ine

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Iben Hoj Open and Closed I

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