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2 hours 54 minutes

Can we visualize notions of time and distance in a handmade tapestry while representing interconnections between nature and craft?

2 hours, 54 minutes is a large-scale tapestry that represents our experience with nature as an unfamiliar place. A place characterized by its own rules and structures. For spaces existing outside social norms, Foucault coined the term Heterotopia. Our work is inspired by cartography and natural formations. It is made entirely of natural materials, takes up formal structures of tree bark, which thus embodies the forest. 

We worked together on one loom using traditional weaving techniques. The result are two separate works that merge into each other and thereby enter into a dialogue. The title of the work is a time designation. It refers to the distance between Berlin as the place of creation, and the forest near Baruth, where this project was conceived. The red thread symbolizes the time invested in the weaving process, establishes a rhythmic connection between the two pieces and allows a whole to emerge from them.


Research Topic
Green Design 12.0- Verflechtungen

Project Type
Teaching Course Studio Practice

  • Bar Esh
  • Melissa Kurt

Supervision by
  • Prof. Dr. Zane Berzina
  • Prof. Barbara Schmidt
  • Prof. Steffen Schuhmann
  • Prof. Dr. Lucy Norris
  • Andreas Kallfelz
  • Mina Mahouti