Salzburger Land

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The three artists Nora Grundtner, Katharina J. Ferner and Marlen Mairhofer wander through Uttendorf as ‘living looms’ and ask the people of Uttendorf to weave piece by piece on a continuous ribbon. The technique used for this, ‘tablet weaving’, is a simple and traditional weaving method that is easy to learn and requires no prior knowledge. The activity of weaving, in which threads are stretched from the person holding the loom to the person weaving, opens up a space for exchange and dialogue due to its repetitive nature. The two writers therefore make notes of their conversations, which are then processed into literary texts and made visible in Uttendorf’s outdoor space (performative outdoor reading, poster series, brochures). Since weaving and writing take place simultaneously, one is not possible without the other, is cancelled in the other but invisible, two mutually translating fabrics are created.

The three artists Nora Grundtner, Katharina J. Ferner and Marlen Mairhofer wander through Uttendorf as ‘living looms’ and ask the people of Uttendorf to weave piece by piece on a continuous ribbon. The technique used for this, ‘tablet weaving’, is a simple and traditional weaving method that is easy to learn and requires no prior knowledge. The activity of weaving, in which threads are stretched from the person holding the loom to the person weaving, opens up a space for exchange and dialogue due to its repetitive nature. The two writers therefore make notes of their conversations, which are then processed into literary texts and made visible in Uttendorf’s outdoor space (performative outdoor reading, poster series, brochures). Since weaving and writing take place simultaneously, one is not possible without the other, is cancelled in the other but invisible, two mutually translating fabrics are created.

© Nora Grundtner

Nora Grundtner, Katharina J. Ferner und Marlen Mairhofer