Kneeling, We Make Carpets

Publisher Mu

ISBN 9789079423071

Idea Code 15103

The first retrospective of work by We Make Carpets (Marcia Nolte, Bob Waardenburg, Stijn van der Vleuten) covers five years of expression through repetitive processes of precision, working by hand, and hours upon hours of arranging the most banal categories of objects into richly woven yet temporary tapestries. To produce their pieces, which comprise large quantities of the same things painstakingly laid out in a systematic method, the three must literally be on their knees much of the time. These mandalas of toothpicks, chocolate bars, plastic bottles, sponges, toy soldiers, deflated balloons, and more are testaments to patience: a process both mechanical and meditative.

184 p, ills colour, 19 x 26 cm, pb, English


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