Tatjana Gorbachewskaja was selected for the realisation of the project by Art Residency Cacis
Traditions of textile weaving, basketwork techniques are crucial in catalan historical and cultural artefacts in the study of lightness as a mean of reducing energy consumption.
There is a fascinating crossing of textile tradition and architecture, particular in Spanish architecture. From Churrigueresque 18th century stile to Catalan Modernism is recognizable tremendous Spanish technique of weaving, bobbin lace (majaderuelos).
The Project deals with recreating lightness with the synergy of different materials, as rattan fibres and plastics, in dialog with local craft tradition.
The installation is an autonomous light unit construction. The units are connected in a continuous system and organizing three-dimensional self-efficient and self-sustainable tissue that adapt technical and social infrastructure.
During the day construction is camouflaged, integrated in the natural environment. Scale of units is responding to the human body, visitors and artists are welcome to experience how to inhabit and adapt installation space. In the evening the construction is getting complete different, an inverted appearance in relation to the day perception. It is contrasting to the darkness of a forest, white crochet like landscape textile, where public events and community gatherings are taking place.
Calders / Barcelona, Spain, 2012
The Contemporary Art Center and Sustainability (CACIS) The Form of CALC is a private non-profit, founded in 2008, which is supported from the City of Calders and the Generalitat de Catalunya. Cacis is a space dedicated to experimentation, research and dissemination of artistic and cultural practices with the aim of stimulating discussion, criticism and reflection necessary to seek a new vision of reality, promoting sustainability as a reform strategy.
Thomas Schmitz, Tatjana Gorbachewskaja
Laura Bataller, Carles Gilabert Beltran