Spinning and individuality

Who am I? Who are you? What is our common ground? Identity, individuality and community fascinate Hilde Foks. From the tangible, physical characteristics of her beloved ones and relatives, Hilde tries to capture their elusive soul. Hair and fingerprints are the organic raw materials for her textile, very tactile works. These personal materials are taken, stored, processed. With high-tech techniques for weaving, knitting and embroidering, they are transformed into multiple series of works that alternate fixed structures with sportive dynamics, and that compete for the eye of the beholder. Each single work has its own story to tell, about the original owner of the biomaterials, about his or her relationship with the artist en indeed about the maker herself. Together the works provide a fascinating interpretation of the individual in relation to the artist.

Theo Loth, publicist

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