Watch out! Wet print! #11 Katja Felle: Update Gobelin

09. 01. 2018 - 05. 02. 2018
Katja Felle: Update Gobelin (detail). Photo: Jaka Babnik. MGLC Archive.

In her art practice, Katja Felle is concerned with the exploration of images from the world of the media, popular culture, music, the film industry and photography. She is interested in the glitches in communication that arise during the transmission of information through various media agents, which she transfers into her paintings, computer graphics and drawings as screenshots and screen disturbances. Recently, her focus has been on producing gobelin tapestries, through which she is reviving and reflecting upon the usefulness of the old hand embroidery skills in the present time, given that the formal structure of gobelin tapestries resembles the rigidity of computer graphics and raster printing. The project of four gobelin tapestries entitled Update Gobelin is based on a glitch in the perception of a poster, as the artist has updated old and found gobelin tapestries with contemporary computer icons and other well-known signs and symbols from the electronic environment. The printed images of the gobelin tapestries offer a multifaceted game of perception. Initially we see them as obsolete computer graphics and it is only when we notice the gobelin technique that we can also perceive them as subversive printed poster disturbances.

Katja Felle (1988, Slovenj Gradec) completed her studies in Painting under the supervision of Prof. Bojan Gorenec at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana in 2011. She graduated in 2015 under the mentorship of Prof. Žiga Kariž and co-mentorship of Prof. Sergej Kapus (higher education university study programme before the Bologna Process reform). In 2017, she was accepted into the master study programme at the Institut für Kunst im Kontext, Universität der Künste Berlin. She is part of the 3kolektiv art group. She lives and works in Berlin, Germany.