In this interview, Hilla Kurki reflects upon her artistic work and the grief she embraces after the premature death of her sister. She transforms her sister's once borrowed black dresses into an emotional bridge to link us through to her memories in the hope for self-recovery. By cutting, sewing, and weaving, Kurki works through all her sister's collected garments to reshape her personal story and create a new narrative. This activity helps enable her to regain her authority in determining her own fate. She began referencing her family's legacy of rug-making, the cutting of clothes of the deceased to the weft.
Filmed and edited by Daniel Court 2021
All Photographs copyright: Hilla Kurki