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23.8 – 08.09.2024

TRöCKNETURM INSTALLATION

My project the installation at the St.Gallen Tröckneturm is organized in collaboration with Kunst Halle St. Gallen and in dialogue with TaDA - Textile and Design Alliance.

The discovery of old photographs inspired me to make a textile installation at the Tröckneturm (drying tower) in St. Gallen, Switzerland. The St. Gallen Tröckneturm is a legacy of the region’s textile industry, which has been active for centuries. In the 19th century, these buildings were used to dry wet, dyed fabric. The project aims to (re)interpret the former purpose of this functional building and make it visible and tangible. The project has three pillars. The first is the textile installation itself, the second is an artist book: Forget Me Not / Vergissmeinnicht of detailed research and archive material, and the third is a conference day on site.

Dates of the installation, on three weekends,
from 11h – 22h; Do, Fr, Sa & So

23. – 25. August 2024
29. August – 1. September 2024
5 - 8. September 2024
 

Public guided tours take place on Sundays between 12 and 17h
Admission and guided tour free of charge
The installation is determined by the weather condition.

Address: Burgweiherweg, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland

For more infos please contact: info@stephaniebaechler.com

Image - Upcoming Textile Installation at Tröckneturm St.Gallen

Upcoming Textile Installation at Tröckneturm St.Gallen

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Image - Research: Photo taken by me, St. Gallen, 30 April, 2010. Textile drying on the parking lot.

Research: Photo taken by me, St. Gallen, 30 April, 2010. Textile drying on the parking lot.

TRöCKNETURM INSTALLATION
Public program:
 

Opening & Book Launch: Friday 23. August
FORGET ME NOT / VERGISSMEINNICHT

17h - 22h
Book Title: Forget me not / Vergissmeinnicht
with Graphic Designer & Publisher Rudy Guedj (Building Fictions)
19h30 Speech Director Kunst Halle St.Gallen: Giovanni Carmine

Address: Burgweiherweg, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland

Lectures & Discussions: Saturday 31.August
POETICS OF DRYING (ARTISTIC) PRACTICES AT TRÖCKNETURM ST. GALLEN

10h – 17h30
There will be a historical introduction by Martin Leuthold Ex - Chefdesigner at Swiss Textile company Jakob Schlaepfer. In dialogue with Kunsthalle St.Gallen I will present the core of my research and artistic process of the project. Architect Roger Boltshauser will  give an insight into rammed earth constructions and we will discuss the aspect of ceramic. With TaDA - Textile and Design Alliance (cultural promotion programme) there will be a TaDA Talk with professionals from today’s textile industry.

10h – 17h30
Vielfältiges Rahmenprogramm in Form von Vorträgen mit einer historischen Einführung von Martin Leuthold, Ex - Chefdesigner von Jakob Schlaepfer. Dabei wird Stéphanie Baechler mit Barbara Zoé Kiolbassa (Kuratorin Kunsthalle Sankt Gallen) im Rahmen eines Talks über ihre textilhistorische Recherche und über den künstlerischen Prozess des Projekts sprechen. Der Architekt Roger Boltshauser wird einen Einblick in Stampflehmkonstruktionen geben und wird den Aspekt der Keramik in Stephanies Praxis diskutieren. Mit «TaDA – Textile and Design Alliance» (Kulturförderprogramm) wiederum findet ein Talk mit Fachpersonen aus der heutigen Textilindustrie statt. Um die Spuren des Tages festzuhalten, wird es im Laufe des Tages eine gemeinsame Stickereierfahrung geben.

Address: Burgweiherweg, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland

St.Gallen Museum Night: 7. September
(admission required)

18h – 00h00
18h, 18h30, 19h: Family Guided Tour
18h30, 20h30, 21h30, 22h30: Guided Tour with Stéphanie Baechler
18h30: Kids workshop with textile
19h30: Book Presentation: Forget me not / Vergissmeinnicht

Address: Burgweiherweg, 9000 St. Gallen, Switzerland

PRESS

Article in kM 123 (kunstenaarsmateriaal) 2022 (Text in Dutch)
Taiwan Art Magazine, Artist (since 1975) 2022
Article in St.Galler Tagblatt: Fünf Meter gestickte Ostschweizer Textilgeschichte (Text in German)
Article in Saiten: Der Faden des Schicksals (Text in German)
Article in Saiten: Textilkultur Revisited Download here (Text in German)
Article in Swiss magazine hochparterre.ch , Download here (Text in German)
Interview in tique.art: Six Questions: Stéphanie Baechler
Article in Kunstbulletin 4-2019 about exhibtion at Spazio Lampo, Chiasso CH (Text in Italian)
Granary Interview: The Joy of Learning: Shift is making the creative process fun again