In experimental procedures Marei Löllmann develops her own methods of reworking materials that surround her body into other narratives. Since 2014, she has been developing textile works (tapis concrète), including clothes, carpets and wall rugs made of different minerals, ashes, concrete and textiles. In a practice of unlearning, the textile becomes the support for the concrete, which is thereby transformed into fragile and lightweight material. Existing orders or hierarchies begin to crumble, unravel, disintegrate.
Her way of working gives space to the materials and processes, making use of chance and decay in order to form different narratives and combine them into a whole. At the same time, the fragile character of the resulting works holds the potential to generate experiences out of the fractures and cracks, inviting us to consider things from different perspectives, to deconstruct existing structures and to formulate novel approaches.
AC2117 material: burned sienna earth, wooden ash, cement, hand dyed wool, linen, silk, size: 41cm x 54cm x 0,2cm
1. tapis conrète n°17 material: burned sienna earth, wooden ash, cement, leather, hand knitted silk, size: 86x188x1cm
tapis concrète n°10 materials: concrete, lashing straps, leather, handwoven linen/ size: 91x173x1cm
tapis concrète n°15 materials: pigmented concrete, handwoven wool, linen, partly printed with pigmented latex, leather / size: 91x173x1cm
tapis concrète n°11 materials: pigmented concrete, handwoven indigo linen and black wool/ size: 98x163x1cm
tapis concrète AS16
material: different pigmented concrete, leather / size: 142x71x1cm