KRJST Studio has a triangular structure composed by Justine de Moriamé, Erika Schillebeeckx, and their work. The whole forms a magnetic field of experimentation which attracts and digests its surroundings. Four hands, two souls, and four eyes are tuned together to invoke a collective memory, to alter it, and to pass it on. The weavings serve as witnesses of their era, survivors of a narrative, oscillating between past and future, embodying our roots, expanding the present. They can be apprehended with the alchemical unit of measurement: the time required to…
Justine and Erika experiment with acrylic, ink, paper, digital brushes, 3D, alchemical process. They abstract research into emotions while weaving.
“This is how we start searching, sorting, archiving. Colours, shapes and materials become a puzzle of data from which we seek combinations that comforts: “Organisation, harmony, chaos and structures”; to finally obtain a poetic moment – a moment of intimacy – a work with space, in which the viewer finds the warmth of what is reassuring to him and the anxiety of what he discovers.”
The process of organisation is set up as layers, maps, superimpositions of periods, cultures, knowledge, …that we collect and organise to create a panoramic and yet precise feeling, where we combine words that contradict each other . Scales, infinitely large and infinitely small, are depicted side by side, and are tressed and intertwined, disturbing our notion of spatiality and temporality. Images have no spatio-temporal limits, they cross borders and persist in our memories. “They are like ghosts for grown-ups.” A.WARBURG.
By giving ourselves time for creation, we take an intimate awareness of time both as the place of change and a place of permanence and as a place of reconciliation between the traditional and ritual technic and the experimental and modern technic, creating a dialogue between laborious work of weaving with the moment of the gesture. The binary relationship between the jacquard and the processor is already evocative in itself. Such an oscillation between the past and the future between craftsmanship and technology, reflecting the importance of keeping our roots and yet living with the times.