10 x 10, 2014

Rossella Biscotti’s 10×10 interrelates three histories – the use of punch cards to program both early data processing machines and automated looms (jacquard) respectively, how demographic records have been modeled through census taking, and the legacy of the Haus Esters (1927 – 1930), a single family villa built by a textile baron – so as to question how statistics and quantitative analysis not only represent a given reality, but how such illustrations may also hide cognitive basis hidden in contemporary profiling methods and other displays.

10 x 10, 2014 by Rossella Biscotti consists of 4 Jacquard-woven woolen textiles produced at the Textiellab in Tilburg as a result of the Mies van der Rohe award. The series are originally developed for the Mies van der Rohe designed Haus Esters at Krefeld (DE) and shown at the gallery in Rotterdam from 5 February 2015 through 29 April 2015.

Click here to order the exhibition catalogue (in German and English) with texts by Magdalena Holzhey and Adam Kleinman.

Rossella Biscotti
Acquired Nationality, 2014
Jacquard-woven textiles (wool) 820 x 172 cm, metal structure (steel) 26 x 187 cm
edition of 3 + 1 A/P
installation view: Museum Haus Lange und Haus Esters, Krefeld (DE), 2014
photo: Volker Döhne, Kunstmuseen Krefeld
Rossella Biscotti, Dead Minorities, 2014
Rossella Biscotti, Dead Minorities, 2014
Jacquard-woven textiles (wool) 625 x 85 cm,
metal structure (steel) 193 x 22 cm
edition of 3 + 1 A/P
installation view: Museum Haus Lange und Haus Esters, Krefeld (DE), 2014
photo: Volker Döhne, Kunstmuseen Krefeld
Rossella Biscotti, Single Mothers, 2014
Rossella Biscotti, Single Mothers, 2014
Jacquard-woven textiles (wool) 445 x 176 cm,
metal structure (steel) 290 x 188 cm
edition of 3 + 1 A/P
installation view: Museum Haus Lange und Haus Esters, Krefeld (DE), 2014
photo: Volker Döhne, Kunstmuseen Krefeld
Rossella Biscotti, Single Mothers, 2014
Rossella Biscotti, Single Mothers, 2014
Jacquard-woven textiles (wool) 445 x 176 cm,
metal structure (steel) 290 x 188 cm
edition of 3 + 1 A/P
installation view: Museum Haus Lange und Haus Esters, Krefeld (DE), 2014
photo: Volker Döhne, Kunstmuseen Krefeld

Rossella Biscotti, Children, 2014
Rossella Biscotti, Children, 2014
Jacquard-woven textiles (wool) 310 x 176 cm,
metal structure (steel) 185 x 23 cm
edition of 3 + 1 A/P
installation view: Museum Haus Lange und Haus Esters, Krefeld (DE), 2014
photo: Volker Döhne, Kunstmuseen Krefeld
Rossella Biscotti
Acquired Nationality, 2014
Jacquard-woven textiles (wool), 200 x 172 cm woven part (small version)
steel structure 26 x 187 cm
edition of 3 + 1 A/P
installation view @ Blitz, Malta
photo: Alexandra Pace
Rossella Biscotti
10 x 10, 2014
Jacquard-woven textiles (wool)
detail
Photo: Volker Döhne, Kunstmuseen Krefeld
Rossella Biscotti
10 x 10, 2014
Acquired Nationality, Jacquard-woven textiles (wool), steel
detail
Photo: Volker Döhne, Kunstmuseen Krefeld
Rossella Biscotti
10 x 10, 2014
Children, Jacquard-woven textiles (wool), steel
detail
Photo: Volker Döhne, Kunstmuseen Krefeld
Rossella Biscotti
10 x 10, 2014
Dead Minorities, Jacquard-woven textiles (wool), steel
detail
Photo: Volker Döhne, Kunstmuseen Krefeld
Rossella Biscotti
10 x 10, 2014
Installation view Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam 2015
Photo: Sander van Wettum
Rossella Biscotti
10 x 10, 2014
Installation view Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam 2015
Photo: Sander van Wettum
Rossella Biscotti
10 x 10, 2014
Installation view Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam 2015
Photo: Sander van Wettum