Megastrukturer is a series of textile-sculptures translating images of Danish architecture through weaving. These works merge the ancient technique of tapestry (the vast architectural coverings of the past) with a Modernist style of architectural photography. Hall (Annebergparken) depicts a former sanatorium, designed in the 1910s as an utopian Garden City. Inspired by sustainable and reconfigurable developments in architecture, the pieces in this series were built with repurposed wood and are entirely collapsible and modular. Both faces of Hall (Annebergparken) can be displayed: the front stays true to the source photograph, and the back reveals the technical process of tapestry.
Sophia Borowska is an artist and weaver; in her installation-based practice she seeks points of intersection among textiles, the body, and the built environment. Both textiles and architecture are media that we live in all our lives: one at the intimate scale of the body, and one at the monumental scale of rooms and towers. Borowska’s research delves into process and place, responding to specific sites through haptic and obsessive textile practices.
Borowska is a settler in Tiohtià:ke/Montreal, where she completed her BFA (with great distinction) at Concordia University in 2016. She has exhibited and been published in Canada, the United States, France, and Scandinavia, and her works can be found in private collections near and far. Her latest solo exhibition, Megastrukturer, was presented at Pakhus Gallery in Denmark in spring 2020. Her sculptural approach to weaving and textiles has earned her numerous grants and awards from institutions including the Handweavers Guild of America, Concordia University, the Canada Council for the Arts, CALQ, and SODEC