Claudia Caviezel Textildesign Photography wallpaper exhibition museum bellerive zürich marroc

Maroc Couleurs Désert, Museum Bellerive Zürich  //2.9.2016 - 29.1.2017

Out of materials that have served their purpose they create a new kind of applied art: in the Moroccan Sahara the women of a Berber tribe use wool from old pullovers to weave carpets, blankets and cushions of high design quality. Since the 1980s these talented weavers have opened up a unique world of forms and colours by creatively examining traditional handcraft and employing a highly individual style.

I presented 4 photographies - which I took my inspiration from the atmosphere of the Ethnographic Museum in Chefchaouen, which deals with the cultural heritage of northern Morocco. The portraits of woman in traditional costumes from the region inspired my to rework them with my own camera. I captured the reflection of fluorescent lights, which give this tradition a futuristic note, almost like lightsabers. Printed on fabric and with bright dots of colour, the pictures now excude a Western aesthetics.