Performative encounters with wool fibres


I suggest that the reader read out loudly the next paragraph to ‘taste’ the words in your mouth, listen to them with your ears, as you see them with your eyes.

Wool felting is an extra-ordinary source for creative work and has been a resource for humanity since ancestral times, centuries before our era. Still today, we use fibres from animals, wool, silk, fur, lather, feather, fleece, or skin, as garments or ornaments. The experience of textile is one of the most common for humans, from the moment we are born to the moment we leave this life. Civilisations in diverse time-space have and still do process materials from nature as a social and cultural form of expression within and outward groups of people. Wool fibres are particularly interesting, because, just like our hair, it comes from the exterior surface of the skin. Cellular layers that envelop our human-animal bodies. At the same time a protective membrane and a charnel channel between interior and exteriors spaces. This skin of us, of the sheep, is a part of all our senses. It is and it contains our ears, our eyes, nose, tong, and it is the very sensitive fundament of the sense of touch.

Intra-acting with wool

Meeting through iterative gestures of felting. Other contexts, other encounters


Awareness of mat(t)er(r)ialities / matter - realities materialities

Dialoguing between bodies and matter

Bodies as matter Bodies in (e)motions

Motion as awareness

Realities and credibility

Evocative expressions

Affect and intensities

Attuned to emerging moments / spaces / matters

Transformative actions

Continuous dialogues

Different levels / plateaux / strata

Dialogues by/through/in gestures and actions

Combining silent and auditory impulses