Still from crochet art video The Ghetto Show
Se puso en contacto recientemente por artista francés crochet con sede en Holanda Lauriane Lasselin que compartió un enlace a su arte crochet. I was really intrigued by what she is doing and wanted to know more about it so I asked her a few questions. Following is the profile of her crochet art as well as her interview responses.
About Crochet Artist Lauriane Lasseline
From Lauriane’s 2010 graduation project
I’ll let Lauriane share a little bit about herself from what she’s written on su sitio web artista:
“French crochet artist Lauriane Lasselin was born in 1985 and raised in the region of Paris. Graduated high-school with Arts and literature in 2004. Joined the Gerrit Rietveld academie in Amsterdam a month later, studied at the department of Design Lab and graduated with a bachelor of Fine Arts in 2010. Currently lives and works in the region of Utrecht (The Netherlands).”
Laurine works primarily in crochet but does some other fiber arts work as well, tal como embroidery on canvas. She has also done some video work incorporating her crochet as you can see in this video:
Lauriane sells some of her work through ArtQuid?
Interview with the Crochet Artist
Crochet umbilical cord from the project Birth
“Starting with the basics, how and when did you learn to crochet?”
“I learned to crochet when I was around 10. Before that I would use crocheted pieces that my mother wouldn’t use and sew them together to create with patchworks technique little creations.”
“What does crochet offer as an art medium? En otras palabras, why crochet rather than drawing or sculpting or some other art option?”
“Crochet is very interesting as an art medium for the concept of the line: A thread to create something. I like it especially for 3D objects and I find fascinating that one object has been made by one thread, like a drawing but all in one go: modifications are difficult so that helps making the right decisions during the working process. This is an interesting concept that I would like to explore: how can you modify a crochet work without doing it again?”
“What do you hope people will take away from looking at your artwork?”
“I want people to look at my work as a contribution to the development of crochet art because in the time of crisis we are living in, I believe that this medium is relevant. It reminds us that our gran-parents would wear hand knitted clothes, people would grow their own vegetables and I think that it is more than appropriate to show that even art needs to go back to essentials and can be something else. That we could take our time to create something durable and interesting out of low cost material.”
Crochet Arte: The Wall
One other question I asked was about a specific crochet art project of the artist’s called The Wall. It is an ongoing crochet art project that she started in 2011 in which she crochets red brick walls. She explains on her website:
“I like red bricks because it symbolises the working class houses of the industrial revolution and the most prestigious monuments such as university campus. This contrast remains well preserved.”
En mi correo electrónico a Lauriane, Dije:
“Me encanta su proyecto The Wall … puede compartir un poco más sobre lo que significa este proyecto para usted?”
“El proyecto The Wall refleja para mí una sensación de hogar (Yo vivo en los Países Bajos, donde la mayoría de las casas están hechas de ladrillos rojos); y sin embargo, para el espectador un material puede viajar a diferentes direcciones radicales. Por un lado,, los prestigiosos monumentos y casas o en el otro de los trabajadores de la mina’ pequeñas casas y fábricas. Este contraste es especialmente visible en países como los Países Bajos, Inglaterra, Irlanda, Escocia o incluso al norte de Francia.”
Una pieza de gran alcance, en mi opinión, y uno que es visualmente interesante para mí!
Crochet Arte: Campanas
Presentación todavía de Les Capuchons por Lauriane Lasselin
Otro proyecto que me interesa es Lauriane de 2005 obra llamada Campanas. This one is all about the process of the work and how art involves both a maker and a viewer. Lauriane explains on her site:
“This work is a research about documentation. The work exists when viewers watch me working (vídeo) or browse the production planning (folleto).”
Lauriane’s Other Crochet Projects
This is a life-sized crochet gas mask from Lauriane’s 2012 project called Killing Time.
The artist explains that her 2010 graduation project was about: “The appropriation of a flat in a social building where all flats are built on 1 or more identical plan(s) inspires me the difficulty to feel at home.”
En 2008 Lauriane did an interesting series called The Cure where she crocheted “interpretations of discoveries for medical care”.
Otros ganchillo Artistas similares
Lauriane’s Killing Time series reminds me of the crochet grenade cozies by Barbara Koenen.
Trabajo de vídeo de Lauriane me recuerda un poco de Andy Aguilar de Los demonios de la droga.
El cordón umbilical de Lauriane de su serie Nacimiento me recuerda el arte de crochet órgano de Sarah Louisa Burns,.