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Aufmerksamkeitsfänger. Gewebe aus Überschriften. Ines Seidel

attention catcher. texture from headlines. Ines Seidel


The transformation of news – with newspapers as the main material – is still my main theme. There will be a solo exhibition on this next May at the water tower in Dachau.
Showdown. Gewebe aus Daily Telegraph, zusammengelegt. Ines Seidel

Showdown. texture from Daily Telegraph Sept 18, 2017, folded together. Ines Seidel

Zukunft des Lesens. veränderte Zeitung, roter Faden. Ines Seidel

Future of Reading. altered newspaper with red thread. Ines Seidel

Don't treat us with contempt. veränderte Zeitung (Daily Mail 8. Sept 2017). Ines Seidel

Don’t treat us with contempt. altered newspaper (Daily Mail 8. Sept 2017). Ines Seidel

Still processing. veränderte Zeitungen, Installation. Ines Seidel.

Still processing. altered newspapers, Installation. Ines Seidel.

workshop: altering books, changing stories

altering books, changing stories. Workshop with Ines Seidel
Saturday January 20, 2018 at the MachWerk München (Schulstraße 1, at Rotkreuzplatz)

In this workshop we will explore books as a material that wants to be transformed. We will dissect, dissolve and pierce. That process sets a lot of creativity free! We use it to create something new: We sew, glue and form new connections. We integrate found objects, repair holes. Texts outgrow themselves and become sculptural. The story is told in a new way, with more layers and unique twists. You will get to know some simple techniques to get started with altering a book. The main foxus of the day will be to give space to your creativity and to the new stories that want to emerge.

The workshop starts at 9.30 a.m. and ends at 4.30. p.m. There will be a lunch and coffee break.

I will bring a few materials and tools. All you need to bring are a few old books that you are ready to let go, a pair of scissors and an interest in experimenting. And – if you want – also

  • paper scalpell and support mat for cutting
  • needle and yarn
  • glue and tape
  • additional material of your choice: beads, buttons, wool, found objects, wire,….
  • additional paper of your choice
  • if you would like to work with paint, feel free to bring your pens, inks etc.
  • a container to transport your creations home


  • cost per person: 70 EUR

    number of participants: minimum 4, maximum 12.

    Please email is@ines-seidel.de to register. I will send you payment details and further information. Registration is valid after payment has been made.

    Iimpressions from book altering workshop in Augsburg 2017

    impressions from book altering workshop Augsburg 2017

    news shape at “2 x 2 m”

    news shape at Dachau Palace. Ines Seidel

    news shape at Dachau Palace. Ines Seidel


    The annual palace exhibition of the association of artists in Dachau has just been opened. I had been invited as one of 21 artists to show one piece that relating to the theme “2 x 2 m”.
    To comply with the rules, I filled a 2 x 2 m space with newspaper bowls. 251 of them were needed. As I wanted to connect these news containters into one form, I stitched them together and created a news shape. Its dimensions are roughly 1,5 x 1 x 0,5 m.

    Plakat_2x2m_klein
    The news shape, paintings, installation and video art can be seen at Palace Dachau until Sept 3 2017. Many thanks to Künstlervereinigung Dachau for an exciting exhibition in a special location.

    Shape of News

    shape of news. sculpture from newspaper, wallpaper glue and yarn. Ines Seidel

    shape of news. sculpture from newspaper, wallpaper glue and yarn. 150 x 100 x 50 cm.


    The Künstlervereinigung Dachau invited me to participate in this years exhibition at the Palace Dachau. The topic: 2 x 2 m – the large format. To comply with the size I made lots and lots of bowls from newspapers such as Financial Times or Frankfurter Allgemeine. 251 of news containers were needed to cover a 2 x 2 m space. I stitched them together to make one form. It will be exhibited together with pieces from 20 other artists at the Dachau Palace from August 6 to September 3.
    251 newspaper bowls covering 2 x 2 m.

    251 newspaper bowls covering 2 x 2 m.

    self with shape of news. Ines Seidel

    self with shape of news.

    news texture outdoors

    wearing the news, talking to earth. Ines Seidel. photo: Allun Turner

    wearing the news, talking to earth.


    Almost exactly one year ago, this newspaper texture has been part of “The Talk”, an installation and a dialogue together with Allun Turner. As a kind of continuation, the news texture is now talking to trees, leaves and earth. I am wearing the news, while multi-talented artist Allun Turner is behind the camera.
    wearing the news, talking to earth. Ines Seidel. photo: Allun Turner.

    wearing the news, talking to earth. photo: Allun Turner.


    wearing the news, talking to earth. Ines Seidel. photo: Allun Turner.

    wearing the news, talking to earth. photo: Allun Turner.


    wearing the news, talking to earth. Ines Seidel. photo: Allun Turner.

    wearing the news, talking to earth. photo: Allun Turner.

    Home. currently in Augsburg

    Drahthaus mit Papier und Garn.

    Drahthaus mit Papier und Garn. Ines Seidel


    Some of my little wire houses have moved to Augsburg for October.
    Dagmar Rippl, who owns the nice little perletti shop for her handmade glass bead jewellery, exhibits works of one artist of her choice every month. Happy she asked me to show some of my “homes”!

    a place where every story is being listened to

    a place where every story is being listened to. Ines Seidel

    A place where every story is being listened to. A place where every sentence, every chapter and every break in your story and mine is received with attention.

    a place where every story is being listened to. detail. Ines Seidel.

    Installation with shapes made from book pages and ear shapes made from concrete and polymer clay. Work in progress.

    a place where every story is being listened to. Ines Seidel

     a place where every story is being listened to. Ines Seidel.

    ways to wear the news

    ways to wear the news. Ines Seidel. Photo: Emmy Ann Horstkamp
    Last week I have been walking my newspaper dress through Munich. Originally I made it for the installation “The Talk” earlier this year. Walking along the river Isar and across Marienplatz, I became a piece of news myself. I lingered around some places for a while, reading a daily newspaper and ripping out headlines to mark the spot where I had been. Emmy Ann Horstkamp, founder of MunichArtists.com followed me with her camera. She will publish a video of the intervention after the summer. More of her pictures can be seen here.
    ways to wear the news. Ines Seidel. Photo: Emmy Ann Horstkamp.
    ways to wear the news. Ines Seidel. Photo: Emmy Ann Horstkamp
    ways to wear the news. Botschaften aus Schlagzeilen. Ines Seidel. Photo: Emmy Ann Horstkamp
    ways to wear the news. Ines Seidel. Photo: Emmy Ann Horstkamp

    Paper & Explorations in Australia

    Newcastle, NSW
    For almost two weeks have I been in Australia, far too little time to get to know the country. Yet, the people, places and landscapes I met made me fall in love with this part of Earth. Here are some impressions that I collected in Newcastle and Ballarat.

    Newcastle is a coastal city in New South Wales that welcomed me with nice weather, beautiful beaches and fine little shops. My wonderful host Anne Kempton runs the Timeless Textiles Gallery in a part of Newcastle’s former lock-up. This was also the venue for my three-day-workshop Crocheted Stories. Anne inspired me with her dedication to fostering contemporary fibre arts, her commitment to community work and – last but not least – her delicious veggie food.

    Newcastle Art Gallery

    With “Black White & Restive the Newcastle Art Gallery had an excellent exhibition of contemporary Australian art.


    plant and beach patterns found in Newcastle, NSW

    plant and beach patterns found in Newcastle.


    The former lock-up is today the exhibition space Lock-Up and home of the Timeless Textiles Gallery

    The former lock-up is today the exhibition space Lock-Up and home of the Timeless Textiles Gallery.


    impressions from the  Crocheted Stories workshop in Newcastle

    impressions from the Crocheted Stories workshop in Newcastle.





































































    My next destination was Ballarat, Victoria, some 1,5 hrs out of Melbourne. The energetic Glenys Mann had invited me to teach a workshop during the Fibre Arts Australia Winter School that she organizes on a regular basis. For five days I had my students explore ways to take paper apart and put it together again. We even had time to alter some books! The whole week was a lot of fun, with a tribe of fibre arts women from 8 different workshops bustling about, with entertaining events to top off the day, and with yummy traditional Australian desserts on every single evening.
    Despite the intense work on paper projects, there was time left to get to know a bit of Ballarat. Lake Wendouree with its sanctuary for birds was just around the corner. And one of my workshop participants made sure I got to see some kangaroos and koalas at the local Wildlife Park.
    I left Australia feeling blessed with new inspirations and friendships.

    Fibre Arts Australia in Ballarat.

    Welcome to Fibre Arts Australia in Ballarat! During the winter school around 100 participants from 8 workshops peopled the campus.


    exhibition from my workshop "Paper, Yarn & Explorations"

    exhibition from my workshop “Paper, Yarn & Explorations”

    Impression from my workshop "Paper, Yarn & Explorations"

    impressions from my workshop “Paper, Yarn & Explorations” in Ballarat

    Ballarat Wildlife Park Ballarat.

    Ballarat Wildlife Park.

    gifts from Australia

    gifts from Australia.