Considering the exhibition A Thread of Execution Jølbo wrote an essay for the anniversary of Norwegian Textile Artists a few years ago, where she, amongst other things, also dug into some of the questions we addressed in our exhibition, through the works of the Norwegian artist Ann Lislegaard who had engaged in the history of Ada Lovelace and the first algorithms. Having had textiles in contemporary art as the main research interest for years, to her to engage with DV in a conversation around textile art would be ideal.
To her to engage with DV in a conversation around textile art would be ideal. Jolbø is currently curating new works to the Norwegian embassy in Washington, where a majority of the works will be textiles. Some of the stories in these works are about the importance of the skills and “women craft” for the culture and survival as a sea nation – the women knotting capes for the seamen to stay warm and survive, making the sails for the ships, the fishnets, etc. Jolbø intends to connect this work to the work in A Thread of Execution, and bigger issues.