“Much” is a sculptural textile lighting by the Danish architect and designer Cecilie Bendixen.
This poetic cloud shaped work is a meeting between technique and aesthetics. The textile is sound absorbing and when it is folded, its sound-absorbing properties are enhanced. At the same time, the folded structure makes the textile so stiff that a spatial form is made possible – an amorphic structure of material contracted by threads and material which is ‘too much’ – unruly – this is left in the form given by the surrounding contractions. The textile is light diffusing due to the round, translucent monofilament.
The folded structure of the textile causes a further diffusion of the light and leads to an interesting interaction between form, light and shadow.
Cecilie Bendixen is represented by Galerie Maria Wettergren. Her interdisciplinary approach of art, architecture, design, crafts and science makes her a significant contributor to the contemporary design scene.
Danish artist, Cecilie Bendixen, was born in Copenhagen in 1975 and lives and works in Askov, South Jutland, Denmark. Bendixen graduated as an architect from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in 2005, followed by a PhD in 2013. Her practice blends architecture, craft, art, and science to explore and experiment with natural phenomena. Often made from textile and constructed by hand, Bendixen’s work takes the form of spatial installations that capture and express intangible dynamics, such as space, sound, light and wind. The interplay between materials, process, form and environment guides her poetic approach to design and making. Cecilie Bendixen has exhibited extensively internationally including at the World Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art, Madrid; Crafted Matter, Korea; Design Miami Basel and Charlottenborg Spring Exhibition, Copenhagen. She was nominated for the Nordic Textile Awards in 2017, and the same year she received the Bindesboell Medal. Her works are held in private and public collections, including the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Danish Art Foundation; and the Galila Barzilaï-Hollander Collection, Brussels.