With a background in fashion and a master's degree in textile design, Bettie Boersma sees herself as a textile designer and a print- and image maker. With a strong preference for crafts like screen print, riso print, and working via collages she combines a graphic approach with a more tactile one, through textiles.
Now she focuses more on the actual act of producing work, and their methods, which consists of a continuously proces of reworking the same image or idea in different techniques. This to create a kind of freedom within set rules, always in search of the unintended, unforeseen, or unexpected (and act and react upon those).
Bettie Boersma won the Frans Masereel Award, which gave her the opportunity to work at the centre for 3 short but sweet weeks where she explored new possibilities within her working method. With graphic designer Jore Dierckx, also an image maker - who assisted her during these weeks - she explored the possibilities of the photographic image, specifically on surface - and space matter. Reworking this to a condensed large screen print on paper and multiple series of riso’s, researching the tension between the abstract and the organic.
28.11.2016 - 16.12.2016