The obvious and the hidden

 

  • installation
  • invited artist, VII Int. Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art WTA. Montevideo / Uruguay, october – november 2017
  • catgut suturing thread, crochet
  • 250 x 140 x 250 cm

 

Tri-dimensional work composed of 5 pieces in form of a lung. At 2,5m of height and a diameter of 2,8m invites you to get inside . Into the center of our existence as a human being. The lung feeds us, gives us life. Every breath is unique and each of ist passages leaves a mark on our interior – a personal imprint. Aromas, fragrances, bouquets, smells, airs of distant places, a dear person …. are recorded invisibly. The hand-knit crochet technique and the Catgut characteristics give shape and volume to the work making it look like a great drawing in the air. An invitation to discover what is there between the OBVIOUS and the HIDDEN.

Cross and space

 

  • designed for a chapel in Winnenden-Höfen, January-April 2015
  • acrylic glass, pastel, paper, photography , drawings, plans, text
  • 133 x 100 x 6 cm

 

The work is based on a study of symbolism oft the cross and the significance of it’s surroundings. It is made up of four semitransparent boxes, time capsules, which imbed and describe the form of the cross like a mould. These boxes contain text and drawings from residents from Höfen with the purpose of conserving lived memories and encounters.

 

Kreuz und Umraum

 

Huella Madre

 

  • series
  • wool, silk, graphite
  • felted, drawn
  • each 60 x 60 cm

 

This is a work-in-progress inspired by fingerprints and pictures from old identity cards. This work emerges from an autobiographical search.

 

„Huella Madre“, gallery LABOR IM CHOR, Schwäbisch Gmünd 2015

 


„Intercambio e Innovación“, Art History Museum, Montevideo 2016

 

Male & Female

 

  • textile object
  • bloodfilter material, x-rays fotos, fabric, capsules
  • life-size

 

Inspired by korean BoJaGi technique where women sew leftover fragments of old silk or ramie fabrics into bigger pieces, symbolically extending their lives and giving them new destinations.
This is an interpretation of a „wedding-BoJaGi“

 

Korea Bojagi Forum

 

 

Augen-Blicke

 

  • 12 pieces
  • wool, silk
  • felted

 

Menschen

 

  • felt wall hanging
  • wool, silk, old fabric and laces
  • felted
  • 240cm x 115cm

 

The wall hangings give the impression of a collection of different sized postcards showing memories of lost places, people and their stories.

 

PassionFilz

„German Contemporary Arts & Crafts” Ausstellung: „Something OLD Something NEW“, Korea 2013, Auswahl deutsches Kunsthandwerk auf der „Cheongju International Craft Biennale 2013” im deutschen Pavillon

Felizitas

 

  • series
  • wool,silk, mohair
  • felted
  • each 124cm x84cm

 

„FILZFUN”, 4/15

 

Wandgestaltung und Auftragsarbeiten

Bewahren

 

  • 46 vessels
  • wool
  • felted, light exposure
  • diameter 16cm each

 

It is a series of felted and light exposed vessels. They conserve moments in time of an immigrant family. This work recieved an  international award for technical and artistic innovation. 

Uprooted

 

  • 13 pieces
  • wool, cotton
  • felted
  • life-size

Start of the feltschool in Oberrot, Germany

 

Conceiving and founding the Feltschool Oberrot for the education and certification of felt designers, together with Inge Bauer and Lyda Rump at Wollknoll, a local wool company.

Layer by layer

 

Soloexhibition, Montevideo, Uruguay.

 

Catalogue to exhibition „Layer by layer”

FILZ FORM FARBE

 

Beatriz Schaaf-Giesser

 

Felted design objects for interiors.
Verlag Freies Geistesleben, Deutschland, 2006.
ISBN 978-3-7725-2271-0

 

Not only the vivid process of creation also the material which is been created itself – felt in it’s individual form and colour – are the motivation of my work and are described in this book. Different chapters classified by colour and theme shall motivate and inspire to create new individual felt objects and go for new paths in the designing of interiors.

 

FILZ FORM FARBE

 

 

 

 

WOHNEN MIT FILZ

 

Marlène Lang, Fabia Denninger

 

Felt and industrial felt objects. Some with instructions.
Haupt Verlag, Schweiz, 2005.
ISBN 3-258-06850-X

 

 

FELT OBJECTS