TURNING STAINS INTO TEXTILES
Lizan Freijsen is fascinated by fungi and our attempt to ban moulds and moisture spots from our everyday environment.
In the project ‘Decay on demand’ photos of leakages were transformed into wallpapers and installed primarily in new houses in order to give them a history. Changing something ugly into products of value is Freijsen’s way of recycling what is already present.
Traces of decay find their way back inside also as interior objects, in order to remind us of what we tend not to see.
For the production of these unique, hand made carpets and blankets for floors and walls, Freijsen collaborates over 7 years with Hester Onijs & Karen Zeedijk of the Textile Museum in Tilburg. (2009-2016)
By turning moisture stains into textiles, Lizan Freijsen focuses on these blind spots and visualizes their beauty.
Embracing imperfection is in fact a respond to the over-controlled society in which we live. Witnessing the beauty of slow growing processes and being surrounded by urban nature connects inner time with a sense of home.