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Lisa Palm

„oh, ich möchte mich verschenken“ (engl.: „oh, i want to give myself away") GERMANY

Lisa Palm was born in Königs Wusterhausen, Germany. After graduating secondary school she completed an apprenticeship as a tailor, which included internships in Switzerland, Ghana and Finland. To shift focus towards textiles, she chose an internship at a textile screenprinting shop in Leipzig and then started studying textile art/design at the department of applied art at Schneeberg/WHZ. Later she transferred to study textile design at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle, which she successfully completed in 2018. She spent one semester at ASP Łódź in Poland, where she also currently works as an intern.

Project description:
For the project “Women of the Bauhaus” I visited the Bauhaus archive in Berlin, where I read transcripts of the weaver Gunta Stölzl. I related to her notes strongly and felt understood. She faced the same worries, fears and thoughts then, that also concern me today. Immediately I decided to work with her quotations, but in an obfuscated, less obvious way. The following quotations are only revealed when a second, partially transparent textile is superimposed: “weaving is to set up, to construct ordered formations from disordered threads; by crossing itself, the soft loose thread becomes the surface.” “oh, i want to give myself away, but i know i have to wait and lean myself completely into myself.” (translated from the German by me) The design is inspired by one of Gunta Stölzl’s fabrics and a color study by Paul Klee. The collection is designed to meet the requirements of a modern user: their transparency allows for fexible combination and thus an individual spectrum of design possibilities.