Roosmarijn Pallandt (1977) produces lasting impressions of landscapes far from her home. In remote places she works in close collaboration with local inhabitants through sharing perspectives and myths around the many layers of reality. From the deserts of Iran to the tribes that inhabit the most northern mountains of Japan. Working with various media, using photography, musical notations and textiles, she creates art pieces that can only exist in shared perspectives engaging the viewer to review their own frame.
In her latest series ‘Tracing Threads’ Roosmarijn Pallandt follows her fascination towards the interrelation between landscape and textile. Beyond environmental or cultural values, focused on the essential structure of the landscape and of the textile. For her one is not simply a translation of the other , but instead one can be found in the other– ‘the tree behaves the same in the forest as they do in the textile that originates from its region’. A meshwork of myth and memory that connects and interweaves a parallel universe. Not of deserts, glaciers, jungles or dense forests, neither of way finding or the exoticness of the other sense, but a place that is constructed by a million trillion threads that lay witness to human perception.
By spending time in In remote areas Roosmarijn Pallandt hopes to find patterns that help decode and shift her own perspective of time and space. She likes to immerse in realities and stories not her own. She found textiles very helpful in decoding certain layers of ‘a place’ that seem invisibly by the eye. From the deserts of Iran, the grasslands of Tibet to the tribes that inhabit the most northern mountains of Japan and the islands of Indonesia. Working with various media, using photography, musical notations and textiles she creates art pieces that can only exist in shared perspectives engaging the viewer to review their own frame. Exploring the medium of photography using a tool that flattens time and space to a moment of ‘truth’ may be the heaviest pen to have by hand. Pallandt enters the forest at dusk, probing the still unfamiliar shapes and patterns with a Hasselblad with the moon as only light source. ‘Moving through an unknown jungle, again and again. Mud pools twinkle and rays of sunshine wriggle through the foliage, throwing fragments of glittering silver on deep blacks. The war for light. Branches and leaves, dangling and twisting around each other , cause a hysterical sight.’ This resulted in a series of works where Pallandt’s photo’s interact with textiles that she has made in close collaboration with the people that find home in the places she visits temporary. This collection continues to grow and due to the movement it remains a collection of fragments that remain inextricably linked to each other .
Roosmarijn Pallandt (1977)
1999 – 2005 Conceptual Art, Design Academy Eindhoven (with honours)
2005-2006 Graphic Design Anthon Beeke
2007-2018 Travelled & collaborated with anthropologists, researchers, biologists, local craftspeople, writers, sjamans and historians.
Upcoming: 2019 East Wing, Art Dubai (Solo)
2018 IN VIVO, Noorderlicht International Photography festival
2018 Art Rotterdam, gallery Vriend vam Bavink
2017 ‘LOVE’, Kyotography, Kyoto Japan ( group )
2017 ‘Pilar to Post’ , De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam ( solo )
2016 ‘Sweet Symphony’ Hirado, Japan (DUO)
2016 ‘Fundamental Acts’, 15th Architecture Biennale, Venice Italy ( group )
2014 ‘Consider this Landscape’ Tokyo Wonder Site, Tokyo Japan ( group )
2013 ‘RUGS|’ Art Mikimoto Tokyo / Japan (group),
Nominations / grants
Rene Smeets Price, Milk Way Price, Shortlisted for the Hariban Award,
Grant Prins Bernhard Cultuur Fonds, FBKV Development grant,
Currently supported by Hasselblad
Bibliography publications / reviews / articles
Merel Bem, Imagine Nature 2017, Taco Hidde Bakker, ‘Imagine Nature’ 2017, Parool ‘ ‘Pilar to Post’ 2017, Stefan Vanthuyne ‘Lure of the local’ 2017 , Mr Motley Mrt 2016, DAMN magazine Jan 2016, Grote Kunst Kalender 2015, Crafts Curator 2015, Metal Magazine March 2015, Damn Magazine, Jan 2015, New York Times Feb 2014, DAMN magazine Jan 2014, ROOMS Magazine Jan 2014, FRAME Dec 2013, BRIGHT magazine Nov . 2013, Volkskrant Magazine Dec 2013, Ottagono magazine Nov 2013
Tehran Life Within Walls, 2017
FUNDAMENTAL ACTS, 2016
RUGS| Self published 2015 (sold out)
Work in various private collections