23. October 2008 – Anne Damgaard recieved The Nordic Award in Textiles 2008 followed up by a solo exhibition at Borås Textil Museum, Sweden.
24 dresses, in cotton gauze, wool, silk organza, linen voile and tulle.
Room installation with rotating draped dresses, sound, light and video projections
The starting point for Anne Damgaards work is the female body and textile is the form of expression. She investigates the interplay of body, movement and fabric in a constant search for new expression. Layer on layer of gauze thin fabric build up shimmering dresses as moving, bearable sculptures. We see the body’s contour, among sharp drawn, often vibrating and transient lines, in dissolution. Annes work leads us into a world of sensations and associations – dark and light, dreamt or real.
Anne Damgaards ideas are fed by a broad source of inspiration. The ordered, human cultural expression combines together with natures organic colour and form. She travels, takes photographs and collects impressions. A theme grows, but it is a long process from the idea to the finished form. Anne sketches directly onto the material, looks and analyses, adds and takes away. The creation is a combination of control and experiment that keeps the senses open for unexpected possibilities.