Join us Thursday, April 27th at 6pm for an Artist Talk with photographer Astrid Reischwitz.
Astrid will discuss her body of work and her path to publishing her photo-book Spin Club Stories (Kehrer Verlag, 2022).
In Spin Club Stories, Astrid explores personal and cultural memory influenced by her upbringing in a small farming village in Northern Germany. She uses keepsakes from family life, old photographs, and embroidered fabric from the village to build a world of memory, identity, and home. The artist takes cues from the old tradition of spin clubs in her village, where village women met to spin wool and create needlework—and share stories while they worked. She transforms this tradition of storytelling into a visual journey. Her own embroidered designs are partial representations of her ancestral linens, emphasizing the fragmentary nature of recollection.
The presentation will be followed by a book signing.
Image: Shadow and Light from Spin Club Tapestry