German artist Gabriele Konsor founded Landmade in 2005, an interdisciplinary cultural platform that links regional conditions with current social issues in her rural town of Haveland in Germany. In Partnerlook!, Gabriele will bring the core principles of her Strodisign project from Haveland to Huntly, establishing a long-term creative partnership between Landmade and Deveron Projects.
What do fabrics and patterns from our heritage tell us about ourselves? What can we learn through exchange of these materials and designs with different cultures? How closely are patterns in either culture linked together? How do we develop new common patterns for the future?
In her luggage she has a piece of fabric from her Brandenburg village: The strikingly patterned curtain of the former community hall. This fabric and its patterns have a unique and distinctive place within an East-German cultural memory. Konsor plans to bring this evocative material from her heritage into contact with the local clothing traditions, fabrics and patterns of Huntly.
This process will be collaborative. The artist will connect with the community and a creative kilt maker based in the North-East who uses African ethnic fabrics in remodeling the traditional kilt.