S3 | The cancer survivor restitching the textile industry

November 07, 2017

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Award-winning artist Malin Bobeck creates interactive smart textile installations, using optical fibres and LED lights to bring fabrics to life and make them responsive to sound and touch. She’s also a proud member of the Burning Man community and a cancer survivor. Getting over her illness gave Malin the courage to pursue her dream career.

In this episode Malin answers questions including:

  • How did you get into weaving in the first place?
  • What is a smart textile?
  • What do you hope to achieve with your exhibits?
  • How did having cancer change your approach to life and work?
  • How do you react when people don’t understand your work or are critical of it?

Our favourite quote from Malin:

“I have an idea of creating spaces where you can kind of let go of the things that are troubling you in your every day life.”

About The Stockholmer

This podcast was created and presented by Maddy Savage with production support from Benoit Derrier. Our theme music is written and performed by Simian Ghost and used with the band’s permission. Richard Stevens designed our logo. Malin Bobeck’s photo is by Yann Houlberg Andersen.

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