animalie - memory of being an animal

Every human being has a consciousness, a mind and thus the gift to act in a controlled way. Only during sleep man gives up his consciousness and thus his sacred characteristic, which distinguishes him from the animal. In sleep he feels reminded of his kinship with the animals. Here we remember our origin from the bosom of nature, our primal fears and desires, our urges and our secret longings. Everything animal in us is given over to freedom. Unbridled, irrational, emotional and even fantastic is the world with our inner beings, which we visit every night in our sleep. This thesis is the starting point for the project „Animalie“.

Stone Age cave paintings and their original form of design, the mystical and worshipful depictions of animals serve as a source of inspiration for an archaic aesthetic and form the gateway of my dream journey. For the representation of the beings inherent in us, distinctive animal attributes such as scales, fur and leather form the companions through the dream world. Hand techniques, such as painting, spraying or binding of the students, refer to original design methods that have always been used in Stone Age cave paintings and in primitive peoples. From this point of view I travel with my ever-present soul over sleep deep into my inner being. The inspiration for this project is to transfer the worlds I encounter there into the visible and tangible world in the form of textile objects.

Chapter I

Transition into the unconscious mind

Chapter II

Diving into the world of dreams

Chapter III

Sinking into deep sleep

Chapter IV

Rising into consciousness