Erosion, horsehair and silk (Image: Markus Åström)

The message within – horsehair Jaana Woll

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  • Coarse, stiff, resilient, warm – horsehair. It is an almost forgotten material that was once common and today is an exclusive raw material. What happens when we look at or touch a surface? What do we associate with it, where do our thoughts and feelings turn, why do we like or dislike it? My thesis investigates the inherent message of materials through the concrete case of horsehair. Do materials have a universal identity?

Masters of Aalto made possible by:

Helsingin kaupunki Antalis DMP Elisa Experq Hjelt Foundations Martela RGB Teknos Teurastamo Unigrafia Viinitie

Environmental awareness plays a significant role in the production of Masters of Aalto.
The event utilises the EcoCompass system of the Helsinki Environment Centre.