Writing with a sewing machine, embroidery, the whipstitch, and sometimes letting threads hang loose: unusual means of expression in the art of Claudia Kallscheuer.
She places great value in details, values that we usually no longer appreciate. In fact, it is the really the simple things that make us sunny with a chance of joy. Kallscheuer carries off the seemingly trivial, procedural, and repetitive, combined with a calculated chaos of threads. Through their embroidered execution, the works obtain an emphatic relevance. Messages written in thread whose silk lends the content particular weight.
And additionally, Kallscheuer builds little boxes with items that were found, stored, given as gifts, used, forgotten. Each box a wish and dream, an emergency, a pang of homesickness, a search.