The Intertwined

Johanna Stella Rogalla

September / September - 2020

Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle

Master of Arts


For textile designers it is often common to create a product that is usually only completed by the hands of other designers. Thus, the textile finds itself in an ambivalent structure: Although it is essential for other design disciplines, it is not perceived as self-sufficient. The focus is on the assumption that textiles and creators are subject to a hierarchical evaluation. This includes the visual arts, design and crafts. This gives rise to the following central questions, which underlie this work: How do curatorial decisions influence the valuation of textiles? When are they perceived as art, and when as design or craft? Which groups are disadvantaged? What role does textile design play within this discourse? The result is a dialogue-based collaborative work with each of the visual artists Teresa Linhard and Cara Schmitz each.