Siobhan van Winkel

Concocting work that interacts with the body I corral many media. Physically bending to the materials imprints while impacting them with my intent I become their expressive vehicle. Sewing machines extend my body and allow me through a complicated dance of foot pedals to pierce and sew. This process of merging separate media together results in a site of energy transference -the joinery- the activated point that thrusts one medium into another.


Olfactory Machine
Pumping the bellows activates air that floods the system of branching tubes. This air is ejected through five separate scent portholes releasing a concoction of essential oils encapsulated at the ends of these tubes. Textile fibers are impregnated with the oils and mingle with the air, enhancing mood and promote healing.