Janneke Raaphorst is a textile wizard from the Netherlands.
Serving the ephemeral in the world of fibres she focuses on the performative aspect of textile, by sewing fabric interfaces into virtual realms and by celebrating the face of deterioration; the patina of the world.
Working on both the chemical level of the fibre as well as with the 2- and 3-dimensional potential of material and infusing experience with meaning through storytelling, the material- and the mythological realm overlap. As a costume designer for artists, activists and choreographers she elaborates further on embodiment and transformation.
Century 3000 Catering
Performance with watersoluble fabric at Textile Innovation Centre, Ronse/Belgium 2011
Printing with plastic bags since 2005
Meeting In Water
video with community, Kortrijk/Belgium, 2011