"Liquid Matter" Quilt

by Anna Nordström

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Estimated production time: 4 weeks

Dimension LxWxH (cm): 1x103x132
Unique Pieces Material : Cotton, Polyester
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When you’re a child, you observe your surroundings with a gaze that values things differently than an adults. A piece of trash can easily become a beloved treasure. You learn to navigate through, and use the objects around you as you grow older. By working, shopping, getting dressed, touching, cleaning and so on, the materials around you falls into their predetermined places, if you don’t make an effort to see them in a different perspective.

Instead of placing these liquids along a linear material hierarchy, the designer has  poured them out on the same plane. They consists of various colors, patterns and textures, and are stitched by hand onto of a piece of cotton. It is declared in black chain stitch what each puddle consists of, wether it is old breastmilk, pool water or hot aluminium.

All appliqué, quilting and embroidery is done by hand.

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Weight 100 kg
Dimensions 60 × 20 × 40 cm
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About the designer


In her work Nordström utilizes a wide range of textile techniques, mainly patchwork, quilting and embroidery. The traditional, or more common ways of creating, are modified to concern thoughts on work, labour, status, value and (lack of) professionalism. 

 

Nordström exposes social, commercial and political structures in contemporary popular culture by merging worlds of sensitivity and mass production. Working with textile as her main material her works are in direct contrast to the images of corporate logos, advertisements and self-help books which function as the artistic starting point of her practice. Her humorous aesthetic accentuates the irony in which she treats her work and preserves the unpredictability and improvisation between work and viewer. The expression of the materials play an important part and are chosen based on specific qualities and connotations. Often purchased on sale, often saying something about femininity. 

Curated by

New Solid is a vision to feel and live with art. It is the first show of Casa Nueva, a livable gallery space and apartment hotel initiated by designers River Valadez and Sebastián Arroyo Hoebens, built on the idea that art can be inhabited. We invite visitors to participate in the dialogue among transdisciplinary works from the contemporary art and design scene. It concerns functional art designed and conceived by artists from two magnificent cities, Mexico City and New York, in a correlation founded in geometry, technology, and crafts. The artworks, bliss for the contemplative eye and a joy to use, will invite the beholder to examine the floating and multidimensional character of concepts such as mass, volume, or weight. The location, equipped as a functional living space, can be found in the historical center of Mexico City. The event will be part of the Design Week Mexico festivities in partnership with Adorno, acting as the international design and logistics platform, as well as Ángulo Cero, an Art Gallery with astonishing designs located in Mexico City, and with the support of Yunuen Sariego, promoter and curator of contemporary art based in Mexico City.