A composition with prints of objects found in the street.
Street Print is a 1.5 x 10 metre length of cotton satin with prints of objects found in the street. The prints are reproduced in a composition with a central axis and a certain degree of pattern symmetry around the axis. The composition was inspired by English etchings from the 1600s depicting natural objects in more or less symmetrical compositions.
There is a print of each object. The colour is kept as close to the original as possible. If the original has two colours the print is made in a blend of the two colours in the same ratio as in the original objects. The actual found object is included as a repetition of the print version, like a twin on an independent ‘track’. The objects in the Street Print collection were found over a period of 1- 1½ years.
Anne Fabricius Møller is fascinated with the degree of detailing that emerges in the prints of the found objects. The objects are placed on the fabric in the desired composition, and reactive textile dye in the colour of the found objects is applied to the fabric. Once the printing is complete, a fixing effect is achieved through damping and the fabric is washed and ironed.
Anne Fabricius Møller began to collect lost and abandoned objects more than ten years ago. Since then, she has noticed that certain objects have more or less disappeared, while others have appeared. Thus, the found objects reflect their time. Steel wire has been replaced with plastic strips, while handles from bicycle baskets have emerged as a new item. Another observation is that the objects are predominantly in primary and secondary colours, while the more poetic colours are present in the non-designed objects, rusty items, bleached, worn, anonymous and natural objects.
Street Print for MINDCRAFT14 is the result of Anne’s recording of people’s losses, her own bicycle rides around the city and her collector’s gene. Many of the objects have been run over, and they are coarse and filthy, but their imprints are remarkably poetic and delicate. The fine quality of the fabric strikes a contrast to the coarse grey asphalt where they were found.
Special thanks to the Danish Art Workshops.
Anne Fabricius Møller B. 1959, textile printer and textile designer
Anne Fabricius Møller works with textile and tactile expressions, especially using a variety of print techniques. She draws inspiration from a wide range of solutions, including the technical, the obvious, the straightforward, the uncomplicated and the simple, and also incorporates objects that she comes across on her way through the city or in nature. Her work is diverse and varied, as it is always aimed at a specific task or at a specific exhibition. She spends a long time shaping her ideas before delving into the actual production process. The works are created in a meticulous process with room for adjustments along the way.
1986: The School of Decorative Art (now The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts –School of Design), Copenhagen
Kvadrat A/S, Èpice, Octo, Butik for Borddækning
2013: ’Wireless tekstil’ (Wireless textile), art centres in Norway
2012: MINDCRAFT12, Danish Crafts, Milan
2010: ‘Vej og Park’ (Road and Park) Solo exhibition in Bagsværd Church
2009: ‘European Design Since 1985’, Indianapolis Museum of Art, USA
Selected grants and honours
2013, 1995: Biennale Prize, The Biennale for Craft and Design
2008: Three-year working grant, Danish Arts Foundation
2004: Martha og Paul René Gauguins Fond
University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Theology
Reconstruction of wallpapers from 1920 and 1930 for the National Museum of Denmark