Malin Bobeck Tadaa is a textile artist and designer working with smart textiles, combining traditional textile materials with optical fiber, LEDs and new technology. With her revolutionary textiles she creates spatial installations that invites the audience to interact with the art.
She is fascinated by the worlds that is hidden to us. Worlds in the deep sea, outer space or inside our imagination. By creating spaces with inspiration from these worlds she gives the viewer an experience of shifted perspectives.
Malin has been studying and working in the textile field for the last 12 years and is educated at Tillskärarakademin, Uppsala University and latest The Swedish School of Textiles in Borås, graduating in spring 2014 earning a Bachelor in fine arts, Textile Design.
Since 2014 she has been running her own company, creating textiles with optical fiber and she has been awarded several art grants for her innovative work.
In December 2015 she was awarded the “Encouragement of research” from the Sten A Olsson foundation, with the motivation:
“For those who are accustomed to thinking of the woven fabric as something quiet and controlled, the encounter with Malin Bobeck Tadaa’s work will be bewildering. Her textiles careen, sparkle and switch between different moods. They arouse curiosity and invite us to be tactile. In her still young artistic practice, Malin Bobeck aims to create changing spatial structures in which the latest lighting and interactive technology is combined with handicraft. She is part of a broad movement in craft and design that combines traditional methods with contemporary technology, in an inquiring and inclusive way. Her approach rejuvenates the craft and also creates a new and exciting context for the achievements of engineering science.”
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