Lise Bjørne Linnert


Fences, Lise Bjørne Linnert, 2009-ongoing. Photo: Crafts Council
Fences, Lise Bjørne Linnert, 2009-ongoing. Photo: Crafts Council

Lise Bjørne Linnert - Norway

The artist reveals...

...the ideas behind the work


“The action itself, stitching around wires of a fence, is the essence of the project. If possible it is around a broken part of the fence, the red thread highlighting a hole. On one hand it is a trace of care informed by the manner of stitches and the labour of doing it. Simultaneously it is an intrusive performance done on private or official properties without permission. This very quiet, yet intrusive action, starts with the boundaries of me and you, mine or yours, open or closed”.

Lise Bjørne Linnert organises embroidery workshops across the world to highlight the disappeared and murdered women of Juarez, Mexico. Exhibitions include Amnesty International, New York (2009) and Pallant House, Chichester (2010).

Arts Council Esmee Faibairn Swarovski