Tina Marais「UNDER CURRENTS」|永續時尚之旅

|Category:Textile design
|Material:Tea bags, pistachio shells, embroidery thread, on cotton backing
|Technique:Tea bags hand filled with pistachio shells, hand and machine stitching, embroidery
|City, Country:Montreal /Quebec, Canada Lyon, France

Tina Marais_SUSFUTURE2024 國際永續時尚設計展

/Artist 藝術家/

Visual and textile artist, Tina Marais creates abstractions that consider the entangled matters of materiality, and ecological systems. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in solo and group exhibitions. Invited artist for; BIEN biennale, Slovenia, 2021, World Textile Art Biennale, Miami, USA, 2022, Biennale revelation-hors les murs, group exhibition in Paris France 2023. Recipient of grants and awards from the Canada Council for the Arts and Conseil des Arts et Lettres du Québec. Recipient of the Dora and Avi Morrow Fellowship for Excellent Achievement in Visual Arts, Concordia University, 2019 Education: Fine arts, Open Window Art Institute, South-Africa. Master’s degree of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montreal.

視覺和紡織藝術家Tina Marais創作的抽象作品考慮了物質性和生態系統的纏繞問題。她的作品在個展和群展中在國內外展出。曾應邀參加:BIEN雙年展,斯洛維尼亞,2021年;世界紡織藝術雙年展,美國邁阿密,2022年;巴黎法國群展Biennale revelation-hors les murs,2023年。曾獲得加拿大藝術理事會和魁北克藝術與文學理事會的資助和獎項。2019年獲得康考迪亞大學Dora和Avi Morrow卓越視覺藝術成就獎學金。教育背景:南非Open Window Art Institute美術學學士;康考迪亞大學蒙特利爾美術碩士學位。

Perspectives on Tradition and Future, Sustainability and Fashion, and Life.

The concept of multilayered time folds fascinates me, superimposing the past, present and future. My view of sustainability is tangled in this vision. As tradition, and cultural heritage, inform the present, the flux of our actions in the present will be reflected in the future. I think to truly live a sustainable life, we need to consider where our daily practice fits into global systems, and make small gestures, to practise an artful life. In brief, consume less, produce what lasts, and fashion so differently that it will outlive an era. Connected with nature, and think responsibility about the origin and process that brings raw materials into our hands.


Tina Marais_SUSFUTURE2024 國際永續時尚設計展

The Concept and Description of the Work關於參展作品的創作動機與設計理念

Transformative potential of matter attracts me. The selection of which molecular assemblages are connected to my personal environment is a curious process. Through my work, I consider the traces of trade routes, displacement of materials, of colonialism, consumerism, the emptied out remains, the shells of things that once contained life. Memories of territories, of organic and inorganic entities, imbedded with traces of time, decaying fragments of the past that continue to inform my future. 

The pathways of materials from post human use fascinates and unsettles me. I use single-use items, teabags creating lines that map their trajectory across a shape resembling South Africa, a critical point in transit from the east to the west. Within the teabags are discarded shells of pistachios, an organic element, but also a strong symbol in certain cultures. I am reflecting on the undercurrents that shift materials across the globe.