Can you tell us about how your collaboration began?
Our friendship goes back to eight years ago when we met at Design School Kolding where we were both doing an undergraduate’s degree in textile design. We became friends but it wasn’t before our postgraduate studies at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts that our creative partnership began. That’s three years ago now.
We came to work together through a school project on functionality and ergonomics. We were both stranded as to what we were going to do and found each other through a common defiance, doing instead a project about the exact opposite: sensuousness, colors and light. The result was the work Monitor that we exhibited at the Ukurant 2020 Exhibition; an exploration of folded paper objects that both shielded and filtered natural light.
What are the most important elements in your work?
We investigate how the interplay of color, patterns and scale affects our perception. Our eternal starting point is to uncover how we as individuals experience colors and patterns, exploring how these elements influence the bodily experience. On a more pragmatic level, we seek to challenge the traditional printing technique of screen printing by contrasting it with digitally developed patterns. For this year’s Ukurant exhibition, we’ll be showing a series of screen-printed textiles that have been developed using both reactive dye and color discharge, leaving the two textiles with two different expressions and color identities.