The stop-motion animation To Open Up is part of the show LOVE LACE at Powerhouse Museum, Sydney. 30 july 2011 – april 2013. It is a love story between two flowers. This inteview was made in connection to the opening of the exhibition in july 2011.
LOVE LACE is a playful and inventive exhibition which displays 134 artists from 20 countries. The works on display present a provocative challenge to traditional concepts of lace. The artists push lace techniques in surprising new directions — knitting human hair into sculptures of human organs, crocheting steel wire into a ghostly motor engine, carving lace patterns from the body of a rusty old truck. See lace in fashion, jewellery, sculpture, lighting and digital multimedia installations.
Lace offers the mystery of concealment and the subtle interplay of space, light and shadows. Its layering can enhance the human body and create alluring effects in interior design and architecture. Though lace is usually associated with textiles, curator Lindie Ward broadened the definition of lace to include any ‘openwork structure whose pattern of spaces is as important as the solid areas’.
If you want to know more – the full exhibition catalogue is on internet. Go to Powerhouse Museum.