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Janneke Raaphorst (@janicka_ravenhirst) is an artist and designer from the Netherlands.
As a textile wizard she works with sourcing material and its stories, embodiment through craft and infusing experience with meaning through ritual and storytelling. She celebrates the glory of decay, exploring the patina of the world. Her videos result from personal rituals and the healing power of storytelling. With power objects and framing items as artefacts she works with the personally economical and emotional charge of textiles.

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Body Braille 2022
Video of Ritualised Encounters with Textile Touch Profiles

Guided Journeys Naaikrans/Online Sewing Circle 2021
Feminist Needlework Party and Atria, Institute on Gender Equality and Women's History

Hermit Shelter
Weaving Reflections during the 2020 Lockdown

Elastic Habitat
Submersive Performance in collaboration with Helena Dietrich, 2018

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I Dreamed The Taste Of Shattered Bricks, La Borne, Bourges/France 2016

Obol Le
Weaving sounds on stage with Ibelisse Guardia, Amsterdam 2016

Performance Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam 2015

QR quilt
Gallery Blunk, Trondheim/Norway 2013

Century 3000 Catering
Performance with watersoluble fabric at Textile Innovation Centre, Ronse/Belgium 2011

Printing with plastic bags since 2005

Delivering Text

Meeting In Water
video with community, Kortrijk/Belgium, 2011

Athena in Victorian Blouse
video with watersoluble fabric, Kortrijk/Belgium, 2011

Columns Het Veem Theater

As Is Verbrande Turf/As We Branded Turks, performance
DasArts 2008, Het Veem Theater, 2011

Pigment, photo series