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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.






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
collaboration with Helena Dietrich, 2018






click this link to see where scanning this silk QR quilt leads you
I Dreamed The Taste Of Shattered Bricks, La Borne, Bourges/France 2016






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






Cover/Story
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






Trash-Shirt
Printing with plastic bags since 2005






Delivering Text
Selected






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




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






Columns Het Veem Theater
2010<




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






Pigment, photo series
2007