Labinac

Traces and Shiny Evidence

  • roll dimension: 45 x 1500 cm
  • pattern dimension: W540 x 360H cm

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Traces and Shiny Evidence

"Our wallpaper is a reimagining of dreams, comfort and beauty” - Labinac

When Jimmie Durham, one of the Founders of LABINAC, died on November 17th in 2021, the idea of working on a wallpaper was already in the air but, despite the immeasurable loss that this event brought inside the collective, the group of designers never thought of interrupting the creative path they had begun together. On the contrary, they continued to carry on the investigations which had already commenced on this project based on the work done up to that moment. They therefore started from the original sketches: graphic powder prints that Jimmie had made with stuffed animals that were transported onto paper convey a vivid expression of the inner narratives that this visual imagery represents, somewhere between comfort and dreams. The activity in the background - the result of a collective painting process - colourful, fluid, lively, works on the variations of abstract spaces that fix no narratives but instead encourage further dreams.

Labinac

LABINAC is a design collective started by Maria Thereza Alves, Jimmie Durham and Kai-Morten Vollmer with the dual purpose of designing, making things and supporting the craft works of indigenous peoples in Latin America.

The artists and designers involved are: Maria Thereza Alves, Jimmie Durham, Jone Kvie, Elisa Strinna, Philip Modersohn.

What a planet we live on.

Trees, rocks, animals, including ourselves and just the water and the air, make it a place of constant delight.

A place of luxury.

River otters make clearings on the banks of rivers which they use as slides for slipping into the water for no reason other than enjoyment.

Luxury.

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