STATEMENT

My artistic investigation focuses on the intersection of art, craft and science. In particular, I concentrate on scientific illustrations and methods as they are applied in microbiology and astronomy or astrobiology, for example, to create metaphorical visions of them through cross-disciplinary artistic transformations that are put into multiple layers beyond an empirical logic.

The transfer of microscopic and macroscopic visualized images into a hand or machine embroidery, sometimes merged with painting, links two complementary areas: modern science and a historical textile technique. By using textile materials as a carrier material as well as hand and machine embroideries, I am looking for infusing my artworks with tactile and sensory qualities, extending the purely visual, which simultaneously examine the social, cultural and ethical questions raised by artistic practices that engage with scientific themes and cultural connotations. By means of an ongoing artistic-experimental laboratory, which simulates and analyses the different connections between the inner world and the phenomena of the universe, I try to create new contexts of perception in art and science, building a kind of knowledge space. My work is mostly inspired by artists like Nancy Graves, Anni Albers, Ernesto Neto and Laura Splan.

 
 
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In-between - Microcosmo y Macrocosmo (individual catalogue)
sponsored by Generalitat Valenciana / Consorci de Museus de la Comunitat Valenciana
 
/files/userfiles/CatalogueAKnieInbetweenMicroweb.pdf     (low resolution)
/files/userfiles/CatalogueAKnieInbetweenMacroweb.pdf    (low resolution) 
 
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Het artistiek potentieel van virussen - de 'kunstvirussen' van Alexandra Knie     
Article by Dorothé Swinkels for Textiel Plus                                                                                                                        
 
/files/userfiles/1856006TxP247LoResp019.pdf
                                                                            
https://www.textielplus.nl/artikelen/natuur-thema-txp-textiel-plus-247/
 
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Más allá del cosmos. Rediseñar los confines de un sistema.
Text by Johanna Caplliure
 
/files/userfiles/masalladelcosmosAlexandraKnieOK2.pdf
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Beyond the cosmos. Redesigning the confines of a system.
Text by Johanna Caplliure, translated from Spanish by Julia Knie
 
/files/userfiles/masalladelcosmosENGLISHweb.pdf
 
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Textiles Glücksrad. Eine interaktive Performance von Alexandra Knie
Text by Sybille Wiescholek for Textility
 
http://groups.uni-paderborn.de/weft/downloads/magazine/TEXTILITY_No.%202,%20September%202018.pdf
 
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El mundo orbital de Alexandra Knie                                                                                                                         
Interview by Eric and Irene Gras Cruz for Quaderns / newspaper Mediterráneo
 
https://irenegrascruz.com/2018/06/17/el-mundo-orbital-de-alexandra-knie/
 
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Craft With Conscience - Alexandra Knie
Interview by Sarah K. Benning
 
https://sarahkbenning.com/craft-with-conscience/craft-with-conscience-alexandra-knie
 
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Zwischen Science und Fiktion.
Virale Strategien in der Kunst von Alexandra Knie
Text by Dr. Bernd Apke
 
/files/userfiles/Knie-Text-2-2015-11.pdf
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Entre Ciencia y Ficción.
Estrategias virales en el arte de Alexandra Knie                                                    
Text by Dr. Bernd Apke, translated from German by Julia Knie
 
/files/userfiles/EntreCienciayFiccindeDr.BerndApke.pdf