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Natural Tapestry of Narva

Organic integration of various local cultures.

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During my mini-residency at NART, I concentrated site-specifically on the integration of various cultures.

In the context of Narva, I connected plants growing on the land, vegetation from the water, and symbolically, also materials produced at the Kreenholm factory, reflecting on the  historical heritage of this town.

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Engaging the local community, an open masterclass was organised, offering the participants the opportunity to learn how to make ropes from local plants.

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The ropes were made using the technique of intertwining separated plant fibers.

Those got woven together into an Estonian “kirivöö”-inspired decorative belt. 


The piece symbolically united the different cultures of people and nature coexisting and thriving in Narva.

The process of co-creation was a great opportunity for the participants to reflect upon their own lineage and the rich cultural heritage.

Created during mini-residency at Narva Art Residency, 2023

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