Just returned from Beijing after 10 days of working on an installation for NOTCH festival 2011. NOTCH festival is an annual event in China showcasing Nordic and Chinese artists and designers, and this year we collaborated with a local Chinese designer called Been, who we met last time we were in Beijing. We got along so well, and now we just want her to move to Denmark!
This year’s theme for the festival was Feedback, and all the artists used recycled materials found in the hutong area where the factory and exhibition space is situated.
Our work consisted of 4 large weaving frames hanging from the ceiling. In between the cotton strings we wove pieces of colourful paper from used cigarette boxes.
If you happen to be in Beijing, you can go and see the whole exhibition at 8 Dawailangying Hutong, Dashilan, until October 9th. Other participating Nordic artists were Jacob Sikker Remin from Denmark, Tuomas Laitinen from Finland, Gudrun Kristjansdottir from Iceland and Baltos Kandys from Lithuania.
Just received a couple of cd’s of Clogs member Rachael Elliott’s solo project! We made the cover a few months ago and the album is really fantastic. Read more about the Bassoon project here.
We are very soon heading off to China. We’ll be doing a project with Notch festival, which we are really looking forward to. We’ll be working on an installation on an old factory building, close to Tiananmen Square in Beijing, in collaboration with our friend Been, who we also met last time we were there.
If you want to order something from our webshop while we’re away, you’ll have to be patient and wait until we get back, late September. Thanks!