Begitte Lynge Andersen
The interdisciplinary danish artist Begitte Lynge Andersen was born under the warm sun of Australia in 1969 and grew up in cold northern Europe. She spent her childhood both in the countryside and in the city, and these contradictions form the starting point for her artistic work - from the color palette, contrast of materials, and the combination of simple motifs with exclusive materials to the fusion of digital technique and analog expression.
Her artistic work revolves around the printed field such as serigraphy, monotype, and other graphic printing techniques. However, she has a conceptual relationship with materials, with a particular fondness for textiles, used as new. “Textile as a material carries the ability to work with memory traces, as they can be loaded with values and often carry an inherent narrative”
Begitte Lynge Andersen has exhibited a.o at Kunsthal Charlottenborg 2020, Kunsthal Aarhus 2015 0g 2020, Glasmuseum Ebeltoft 2021, Funen Art Academy 2022, HC Andersen Museum 2022 in Denmark as well as in the USA, Germany, Japan, and France. She has worked as an educator in screen printing. Begitte Lynge Andersen has worked professionally for many years in the design and art industry. She has received several grants from a.o the Danish Art Foundation. She holds two master's degrees; Interactive media, from the Institute of Visual Communication, and Textile Design, from the Institute of Unika, Design School in Denmark.
Stateless Mind #5
Silk Screen ‘Calling it My Home’
Duration: 30 mins
This workshop deals with the childhood home as a trace of memory. These traces are visualised via floor layout and further processed as serigraphic prints and objects in the co-creation of joint artwork. The participants go through a process where they are first mentally brought back to their childhood home, to remember a home or a room, after which they draw the architectural outline of the room, a floor layout. This is then cut out to be used as a stencil, a template, and used in t-shirt printing (no.: 4 on the sketch page). The excess printing paste on the template is transferred to a piece of cotton, this is a negative reproduction of the print on the t-shirt (a shadow print). With this print, we co-create a large artwork with all participants’ homes, their layouts. In addition, the templates themselves are used in sculptural artwork. Both works grow as the workshop progresses. The participants get a t-shirt to take home and leave behind their memory in the form of a spatial imprint.