Artists Podcast

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A dear friend and fellow creative Hugo van Schalkwyk aka sa_maker recently started a new project where he will be interviewing South African artists for his podcast series.

He has uploaded 3 episodes already and I was lucky to be speaking to him in episode 2. (feels very strange to hear yourself speak, but a fun experience none the less 😉

You can visit/follow or listen to all the episodes here:

http://www.artistspodcast.co.za/

Hope you have a great week everyone.

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A(r)ttraction

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Dear friends,

While ones work is on display at an exhibition, hanging in a gallery, you are rarely aware of who gets a chance to see it. Who and how someone reacts to it. What they ‘get’ from it.

I am always curious what attracts a person to certain work/s of art.

ATTRACT: early 15c., “draw (objects or persons) to oneself,” also a medical term for the body’s tendency to absorb fluids, nourishment.

ATTRACTION: c. 1400, attraccioun, originally medical, “action or property of drawing (diseased matter) to the surface,” from Old French atraccion (13c.) and directly from Latin attractionem (nominative attractio) “a drawing together,” noun of action from past participle stem of attrahere “to draw, pull” .

Extended by c. 1600 to magnetic forces; figurative sense “quality in a person which draws interest or imagination” is from c. 1600. Meaning “a thing which draws a crowd, interesting or amusing exhibition” is from 1829, a sense that developed in English and soon transferred to the French equivalent of the word.

 

Sometimes, just sometimes, you hear from such a person.

Ernst Gypsy (Jan Ernst de Wet) saw my work at the “Well worn” exhibition currently showing at the Cavalli Estate….we started a conversation via social media…and then this is what happened (I quote):

 I have taken from Taute’s work a process that engages with familiarities, the abstract of products from other art forms such as music and literature and tried to make it applicable to my skills and understanding.

Read the full version here:

MELODY-MONTAGE-EMBROIDERED-HANNALIE-TAUTE

It’s a very different kind of feature/interview/article….I love his way of looking at the world, thinking about the work, generating ideas, and making it his own.

Embroidered rubber by myself and ‘digital embroidery’ by Jan Ernst de Wet

I quote:

Art acts as a mouthpiece to communicate the similarities between everyday life and the way we perceive, interpret or experience it. It’s not about capturing it accurately, but rather how we bring to life a part of it that someone can resonate or identify with and therefore face a reality about themselves.

I invite you to click on the link: https://ernstgypsy.wixsite.com/ernstgypsy/single-post/2018/03/27/MELODY-MONTAGE-EMBROIDERED-HANNALIE-TAUTE to see the results of his investigation….his interpretations!

P.S and of course I also love the links he published of the music that inspired him. 😉

P.P.S I’d like to leave you with this quote:

“He asked…’Did art get us?” The question for me wasn’t if art got us. The question was “Do we regret that? I know art got us, because if art gets you, you can never be normal. You can’t go anywhere without trying to transform it, you know?”

Patti Smith with Robert Mapplethorpe

Hang-ups..

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I have learned since art school not to be too precious about an artwork, and sometimes, when one revisit an older piece, to rework it again…do you do it sometimes too?

That is what happened to this piece now referred to as “Hang-ups”. It used to be a diptych titled: “The world at her fingertip”, but after I severed the cord and removed the world; I transformed the string into a noose.

This piece ‘hangs out’ at the Paradigm Gallery in the group exhibition: Stitched Part 1, and haha-mag.com did a lovely write-up of my work included in this exhibition.  (see link below)

 

The Work of Hannalie Taute

via Beauty In The Eye of The Beholder – The Embroidery Work of Hannalie Taute — HAHA MAGAZINE

Thanks for the feature xxx

 

2017…and ACTION

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Dearest friends from the blog-o-sphere

It’s been a while ….

I do hope you had a lovely festive season and that you are as excited as I am about what 2017 may hold for all of us.

I was very fortunate to be surrounded by family and friends…old and new.

Tomorrow the school year starts again, which means my routine in the studio will be back to “normal”. I am looking forward to that.

As for new-years resolutions..mine changes constantly, but for now I’d like to quote Marie Curie:

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood”.

With that said….

I would like to share the following video with you. A dear friend visited me early this year and this is what we did:

“If there is any kind of magic in the world …it must be in the attempt of understanding someone, sharing something.” Julie Delpy

Besides my ‘fear’ for a camera and my broken spoken English, I appreciate that Hugo van Schalkwyk attempted to “understand” me and then to share a bit of that understanding. It was a interesting learning experience.

Best wishes

x

 

Inspired to Stitch – Hannalie Taute — MrXStitch

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It is such an amazing feeling to see someone, in this case Olisa Corcoran, write such encouraging words and thoughts about one’s work. It was a great experience to be interviewed by her. She took time out to really look at my work and then asked very thoughtful questions…Thanks Olisa!…and a big thank you to MrXStitch for publishing the article. xx

Hannalie Taute is an astonishing creative force. The South African artist depicts fairy tales in rubber and thread. She stitches unnerving self-portraits. She builds sculptured figures without faces. Taute has worked with rubber, which she sources from discarded inner tubes from local businesses, since 2011. The process is labor intensive.… Read More Author information Olisa…

via Inspired to Stitch – Hannalie Taute — MrXStitch