Ein Mops kam in die Küche

Julia Dichte

März / March - 2021

Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle

Bachelor of Arts


A dog came in the kitchen and stole a crust of bread. This is the beginning of a nursery rhyme that vividly illustrates the principle of recursion. Recursion is the abstract process of applying rules again and again to a product, that has been created by those same rules. This theoretically creates infinite loops that, just like the song, have no end. Inspired by this idea, I designed blankets that thematize the fabric within the fabric. Looking for the essence of the textiles to repeat in their design, I concentrated primarily on the way the threads connect to form a surface. I schematized abstracted and enlarged intersections and stitches to emphasize the character of woven and knitted fabrics. Large-scale repeats show the repetition of the small in the large. My fascination for textile construction is reflected in this work.