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Zombie textiles: Weaving with undead waste
University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Department of Crafts (KHV), Textiles.
2024 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master of Fine Arts (Two Years))Student thesis [Artistic work]Alternative title
Zombie textil : Att väva med levande dött material (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

The increasing ecological impact of textiles and textile overproduction creates both local and global environmental concerns. Through the theoretical framework of speculative realism and the concept of alienation this paper investigates how textile art can be used to discuss the dark emotions connected to climate change. The project uses a method of material exploration to find new life to waste material from textile industry in Sweden. Through the zombie metaphor the life and death of waste is discussed. The paper finds that by giving material new life, creating zombie weaves; the darkness within the topic can be reached. The tactile qualities of the work bridges to counteract the alienation created from the lack of insight and understanding of material values. The project finds that embracing the darkness and getting to know the monster can make room for new solutions to the ecological crisis.

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2024. , p. 24
Keywords [en]
weaving, sustainability, waste, zombie metaphor, scrap material, material exploration, natural dyeing, alienation, 
 speculative realism
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Visual Arts
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URN: urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-9700OAI: oai:DiVA.org:konstfack-9700DiVA, id: diva2:1866527
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CRAFT! - Textiles (Master)
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Available from: 2024-06-11 Created: 2024-06-07 Last updated: 2024-06-11Bibliographically approved

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