Veerle Melis

Will Make You Fade (2019)
a seat in process
a large tapestry in process

On the contact page of my website I write that I make tapestries to investigate my own position within the art sphere; that my practice thrives on tactility, attention, meaningful labor, and small and bigger coincidences and insights along the way; that this is why I could never outsource the craft after making the sketch and that this is what makes me value all entangled material and non-material influences as equal to my own ideas and decisions.

A large part of this is still true. Simultaneously it feels like the principles of my practice are being reconfigured. Lately I’ve been experimenting onwards with different modes of expression through textile in a (dys-)functional and artistic way. While working, trying, failing, finding out, the words will still have to land. That is why here I will not only show a finished tapestry, but also two images of work in process.

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