How are international artists-in-residence managing pandemic, distance and dialogue? Fiber artists Berith Stennab (Skövde, Sweden) and Mandy Bernard (Homer, Alaska) discuss their intercontinental collaboration of shared communication and textiles.
Stennab and Bernard are participants in a residency exchange between Bunnell Street Arts Center and Skövde Museum sponsored by the Alaska Community Foundation’s Irma Scavenius Fund for International Understanding. Curators Tomas Gustafsson and Mette Muhli from Skovde Museum join us for this conversation.
Berith is an art teacher, dancer, textile and performance artist interested in meeting and interacting with people from all walks of life. She creates interactive fiber installations featuring crochet and mixed media. https://www.berithstennabb.se
Mandy Bernard utilizes textiles and fiber to navigate themes of communication and human connection to the natural environment, from a foundation in printmaking, pattern and duplicity. mandybernard.com.