DYNAMIC SHADOWS

experiment / metallic screens

This series of stainless steel screens in combination with sunlight has a pleasant spatial effect. The proportion

of fine material and its net-like structure either contours spaces or lets the textile visually disappear.

Its semi-transparency is still offers a glimpse into the

created space. Reflecting brass elements are increasing

the fabric‘s luminousness. By bringing sunlight into the room the screens connect the outside with the

inside. Ludic embroderies combine fabric layers and form textured surfaces. When backlit these ornamental 

structures imparts a sketched appearance.

Within a room the voluminous fabric creates an interplay with light and shadow which changes shape depending on the time of day.

various stainless steel-brass

wovens // shadows

photo // Maria Ilona Zwißler

master thesis/ conceptual textile series

FRAGMENTED FOCUS

The human eyes can only focus one thing at a time. Placed in a permanently renewing surrounding the eye is visually attracted by the most catchiest. 

What happens when you take time and let the focus drift? Are there any details? When do lines start to blurr?

photo // anja eilert

SO VIELERLEI

bachelor thesis / textile collection

This textile collection 'SO VIELERLEI' was inspired by the 

works of Gertrud Arndt, particularly her portrait series 'Maskenbilder' and the discrepancy I found within her artistry. I compared six selected portraits with the Bauhaus artist's previous work that somehow to me, appeared connected to each other. She used color and material collages to visualize the portrait's character. Facial expressions, clothes and costumes were translated into a specific use of form, and black & white photography was imagined in colors. Every jacquard pattern was inspired by the distinctive expression of a single portrait. 

«Maybe you always got some kind of 

expression… 

Can we call it a mask?  Again and again you are different...of so many kind.»

Gertrud Arndt

woven jacquard fabrics

mixed materials

photo // sophie bandelin

 

SECOND CONSTRUCTION

FOREVER AND SUNSMELL

Single sounds of two music pieces composed

by John Cage are the inspiration of the collection’s color chart. Instruments like percussion, temple bells, wine glasses and a prepared piano can be heard in ‘Second Construction’ (1940).

In ‘Forever and Sunsmell’ (1942) a percussion

duo and a vocal part perform a poem by 

E.E. Cummings. The intuitively sensed character of different instruments is reflected in color, material and structure of the designed textiles.

Every sound becomes visibile within each fabric - joining together in a collection to form the composition.

During my collaboration with

Ostkreuzschule Berlin, Sonja Stadelmeier and Patricia Morosan 

extended the textile collection by responding to its color, structure and appearance and developed it into the photo spreads 'vision for a second composition' and 'refrain for Sebastian' without the influence of Cage's music pieces. 

textile collection / photographical extension

«Many musicians do not have the ability

of hearing sounds individually but only their interplay.»

John Cage

NOOR

textile facade model

My aim was to design a translucent facade that reduces the intensity of sunlight while retaining its brightness.

The prototype is woven in one-piece therefore it provides stability to the facade and makes it installing further component parts unnecessary. It is composed of three elements that are interconnected within a two-warp crosswise folded fabric. Autonomously and silently shape memory alloys are darken the internal space controlling basalt-nylon foldings which 

change their angle with the impining solar 

radiation. Every folding is connected to 

semitransparent synthetic filter elements which let sunlight shine through. Simultaneously it is protected from observers and brings lucid light reflexes into the room. On the back of the facade brass-stainless steel elements reflect 

sunlight and illuminate the internal space.

 

wood cut / guest semester graphic arts

BẠN ĐÃ AN CHUA ?*

*Have you eaten yet?

In Hanoi, just like everywhere in Vietnam, food plays an important role and defines the rythm of everyday life. Markets that open early in the morning, motivate you to get up early. If you prefer not to eat your lunch under the 

blistering sun do not wait until it has reached its zenith! Tasty treats, carried on shoulders and wheels tantalizingly lure you at every corner. Sweet fillings hidden in various cakes and pastries ornament dining tables and ancestor’s altars on feast days. ‘Have you eaten yet?’ is likely to be asked.

Most of the merchants disappear at sundown. Only illuminated dining rooms of homes line the streets then. Inside, the most important part of the day is celebrated: the joint dinner.

photo spread '155'

in collaboration with

Teresa Linhard

 

wood cut on paper and textile

 
 

colour project / woven and knitted fabrics

CLASSIC GAMES

The first computer game OXO released in

1952 begins the story of tiny pixels moving around video screens. More games followed such as tennis for two, pong and space invaders. Until the mid 1990s the digital world remained two dimensional. The woven and knitted fabrics of my work illustrate the different stages of digital life. It starts in a glimmering chaos, developing into abstract formations of pixels, temporarily escaping into three dimensionality and returning to small characters. The eventual shape of clearly defined bodies limit the space and mobility of these green creatures. At the same time they are

communicate with us by forming an order that is visible to the human eye. 

 
 

PHOTOGRAPHY

product photography for

PHARAO Dentaltechnik

THE KINDCRAFT

Internship / Contributor

The Kindcraft is an online magazine focusing on

makers and their products, slow fashion and sustainable design developments.

Delighted with the Kindcraft's work, Laura Lin became an intern in 2017 and has been a contributor since.

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