Nina Falk has studied 'Tailoring and Fashion' in Stockholm, a BA Hons in 'Textiles' at NUA and a MA in 'Contemporary art Theory' at ECA. Her work breaks the boundaries between fashion, textiles and art - moving away from the labels that we often are given.
Nina Falk is also the Co-Founder of the Contemporary Textile collective "Kalopsia".
All work on this page is made by Nina Falk and Kalopsia
Adam Robertson and myself outside Kalopsia Gallery and the Contextiles-isation exhbition. An exhibition we create to show the many aspects of Contemporary Textiles and the concept and interlinks between performance art and the material.
Photos by Sam Wood from Appearhere.co.uk
Kalopsia Gallery and the Contextiles-isation exhibition.
Ends Sunday 31st August
A video by Andrew McMillan from our opening of Contextiles-isation exhibition at Kalopsia Gallery, Summer 2014
Launch night of Contextiles-isation, the final exhibition in our summer programme.
Featuring video performances and works by international artists from around the world such as Sweden, Germany, France, United States and the UK, Contextiles-isation combines two strands of artistic practice rarely intertwined; performance and textiles.
Contextiles-isation is sponsored by Pilot Beer and OceanTerminal and will run until 31st August.
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Filmed, produced and edited by Andrew McMillan of Notched Lapel notchedlapel.co.uk
In the making of the piece for ‘Textile Migration / Textile Leith’ exhibition June 2014, Kalopsia Gallery
My work from last exhibition at Kalopsia Gallery
"Unknown Leith" -14
This small collection and archive of framed human hair from unknown people of Leith by Nina Falk is inspired by the hair-works of Våmhus and the history of mythology and fairy tales.
A lock of hair carries a symbolic value and have been utilised throughout history in various religious and sentimental roles. Historically, giving a lock of ones hair to someone has been considered a sign of love and devotion.
"Many people have told me that they find the human hair disgusting and almost macabre. Hair to me is a very interesting material to work. It is very fragile but at the same time very strong. It is a material that is already ‘dead’ when it grows, but it is a strong symbol for life. A material that actually comes from the human body itself and is such an important part of our body and is also a very significant part of our personality."