my vac. cleaner
photocopy the covers of the zine
bread, Lynn's recipe
drawing design for the carpet
in collaboration with Lynn Depreeuw presented in Growlers, Cracklers & Bursters CIAP, Hasselt (BE)
A carpet and its story, design and created by Ersi Varveri and Lynn. Depreeuw.
The two of us meet when I invited Lynn to develop a work for the exhibition Growlers, Cracklers & Bursters in CIAP, Hasselt, 2019. After the curator of the show Fred- erik Vergaert asked me to show the work ‘still there’ , I decided instead to ask Lynn -who in the meantime taught me how to make carpets- to work with me in a new piece, based on the previous one, a carpet with a hidden vacuum cleaner underneath. Like that, we worked on the idea that she(Lynn) would replace my vacuum cleaner and then to- gether we design a new carpet: the image of my vac. clean- er melted on the floor. That decision took my work in a slightly different trajectory since my attention was then directed to the one another relation and collaboration and how to bring that into the work and less to the object itself. To embrace that we decided to make a zine out of the pro- cess, drawings, conversations and..some ideas learning each other how to make bread.
The covers of these zines were photocopies of this carpet in pieces. Then like a puzzle we placed the books back, cov- ering the surface of the carpet. The idea was that, visitors had to pick up the books to reveal the carpet underneath.
*including a contribution by Olga Evangelidou