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Val Wecerka Lives and works in Vienna, Austria I am a fiber artist and fashion designer who is inspired by the colors, textures, shapes and patterns found in nature and in various cultural expressions found around the world. My spiritual practice of prayer and studying sacred text are an important part of my process as well as inspiration. My work is also heavily influenced by my practice of re-purposing materials. The work is slow and is a contemplative practice for me to renew my mind, slow down, dream, pray, and listen. I am interested in how art can become alive on the human form and I am honored when I get to witness a person's inner transformation as they put on a garment that makes them feel beautiful and alive.

An interview by Dario Rutigliano, curator and Melissa C. Hilborn, curator

the most impressive aspects of Wecerka's work is the way it accomplishes the difficult task of inquiring into the liminal area where the abstract and the figurative find an unexpected still consistent point of convergence: we are very pleased to introduce our readers to her stimulating and multifaceted artistic production.

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Experimenting with a wide variety of materials to express the ideas she explores, artist Val Wecerka's work rejects any conventional classification regarding its style, to address the viewers to a multilayered visual experience. In her (Un)geschriebene Briefe series that we'll be discussing in the following pages, she successfully attempts to trigger the spectatorship's perceptual parameters, with a deeper focus on a complementary dialogue between materiality, content, the exhibition space and the encounter with the viewers. One of SPECIAL ISSUE

Hello Val and welcome to Peripheral ARTeries: we would start this interview with a couple of questions about your multifaceted background. You have a solid background and after your studies in Textile at the National Art College in Sliven, Bulgaria, you moved to Austria to nurture your education at the College 180

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