Isabel Bergulnd at RACA from the 1st to the 21st of October 2005

Designer Isabel Berglund has with her playfully sculptured knitwear created a niche in Danish Fashion. The installation City of Stitches X- small is a further development of City of Stitches, which was created for the Charlottenborg Fall Exhibit 2004. From being a small room in the room the work has been transformed to an over dimensional room stuffed into the small Gallery RACA. In the front window the work will appear to have been thrown up against the window falling out at the by passer. If by passer chooses to stop up and look at what is going on inside she/he will get the impression of an over dimensional room with full size clothes growing out of the walls perhaps with people stuck in them. Inside the clothes is growing wild on the walls luring the audience to come and play in the surrealistic dress-up box. With her usual feel for volume and the absurd Isabel Berglund has created a universe, which is as soft and inviting as whipped cream and yet rather disquieting as a spider web waiting to get people in the yarn. The knitted room is full of such ambiguities: joke and contemplation, inside and outside, aesthetics and interactive experience. As Isabel Berglund’s designs, which can be placed somewhere in the gap between fashion and art - not easily defined or deciphered