Why did you choose this career?
I am driven by the desire to research, even more than production; textile research with the loom as a tool. I'm not sure I 'chose' this career; it was just obvious. Today, getting in contact with other craftspeople convinces me it was the most beautiful road to follow!
What are your main sources of inspiration?
Light, for everything it creates: reflections, shadows, opalescence. It felt natural to turn to metal, as I wanted to explore its pure, cold brilliance. I am also inspired by the historical, philosophical and scientific aspects of light.
© Magali Perruchini
How would you describe your approach?
My approach is to find a textile answer to non-textile materials. Materials in the form of threads but diverted from their usual context. Materials that I will either create or transform to adapt them to the weaving technique. Here, materials are tamed through experimentation.
What was the first artwork you created?
A weaving of silk and stainless steel threads with silk-screen printing on the chain. It is an obvious piece. The sample, as well as the unique piece, still accompanies me today during my appointments.