This work explores the notion of time, using the medium of textile and the construction of knitting as a visual language.

Alya Hessy - Gravity

Over and Under

What is knitting really about? I wanted to get inside and really feel it. I wanted to know what it means to “go through the loop”. I had a wild fantasy about two bodies turning into a pair of knitting needles, coming together and going apart, working a giant ball of wool into a delicate […]

Reaching Out / Handreiking

Participatory performance at Craft in Focus (Ambacht in Beeld) FestivalDe Hallen, Amsterdam, September 23-24, 2017 Ik wil het tempo vertragen. Ik wil de tijd nemen om te kijken hoe iets wordt gemaakt. Ik wil het materiaal met mijn handen aanraken, het beroeren, me bewust worden van mijn tactiele zintuigen. Ik wil voelen dat ik er […]

Alya Hessy - Handreiking - 2017

Neither Nor Both

The installation was a part of the Chintz: Cotton In Bloom exhibition at the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden, March 11 – September 10, 2017.


THREAD was presented during the spring edition of the 2017 Textile Symposium by Textielcommissie Nederland. During the intense 10 minutes a story unfolds in the language of body, textiles and music. First there was a dot The dot continued into a line The line became a thread — an offer of possibilities The thread was wound […]

Alya Hessy - Thread - 2017