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.

formations of changing

formations of changing. Ines Seidel, Seelenart-Galerie

formations of changing. Ines Seidel, Seelenart-Galerie

From June 14 to September 30 the Munich Gallery Seelenart-Galerie is showing artwork by me and Heribert Haselstein. Thematically, all works refer to the process of transformation. My view on changes in stories/in history is exhibited through book objects, works in concrete and paper, and photographies. Heribert Haselstein is exhibiting intricate drawings that give an impression of the layered process he is working in.

formations of changing, Ines Seidel, Seelenart-Galerie

formations of changing, Ines Seidel, Seelenart-Galerie

the story goes on. book installation. Ines Seidel

the story goes on. book installation.

the wondering

Das Wundern kommt dir entgegen. text on concrete, Ines Seidel.

Das Wundern kommt dir entgegen. (Wondering is coming towards you.) text on concrete. wire, polymer clay. 15 cm diameter.

the text translates

the wondering
is already coming to
wards you. Have you come
to wonder? towards won-
dering. oh. uh. oh. going towards
all wonders at this
time of day. here, wondering comes t-
owards you. oh! uh! oh!
you! Are you moving towards
wondering? oh! you! here!
the wondering is al-
ways coming towards you here
right now. Are you coming
towards wondering?
oh! you! here is the spa-
ce where you both meet:
you + wondering.