Act Normal and That's Already Crazy Enough

Act Normal and That's Already Crazy Enough

starched cotton, embroidery, copper wire, reed

19 x 112 x 14 in

Act Normal and That's Already Crazy Enough (detail)

Act Normal and That's Already Crazy Enough (detail)

computerized fabric, copper wire, reed

13 in each

Untitled #4 and Biased Point

Untitled #4 and Biased Point

pleated silk, wood, reed, screen, feathers

30"x20"x13"

pleated silk, wood, reed, screen, wire

36"x19"x13"

Callous

Callous

coiled copper wire, reed and aluminum wire

24 x 24 x 6 in

Dutch Shotgun Chaps

Dutch Shotgun Chaps

Berger Arts Center, Kansas City

paper doilies, fabric, reed, pins

52 x 28 x 15 in

Dutch Shotgun Chaps (detail)

Dutch Shotgun Chaps (detail)

Berger Arts Center, Kansas City

52 x 28 x 15 in

Discarded Ruffled Collar

Discarded Ruffled Collar

Museum of Arts and Design, New York City

paper doilies, fabric understructure with steel boning and flocking on wood

10 x10 x 10 ft

Ruffled Collar

Ruffled Collar

Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, Delaware

nomex paper, millinery wire, steel hoop boning, horsehair

1 x 26 x 22 ft

Clothing as Interface: Meeting Point #2

Clothing as Interface: Meeting Point #2

recycled vinyl banners, origami

12 x 100 x 30 in

Clothing as Interface: Meeting Point

Clothing as Interface: Meeting Point

recycled vinyl banners, industrial ties, origami

12 x 120 x 280 in

Clothing as Interface: Pansori Portraits #1-3 (videos installation view)

Clothing as Interface: Pansori Portraits #1-3 (videos installation view)

Street Gallery, Laurel, Maryland

video monitor each 45 x 26 in

Clothing as Interface: Cross Cultural Muslim Identity

This video is a representation of the work Annet did in 2010 as an artist in residence at Willem de Kooning Academie in The Netherlands, where she worked on a collaborative project with Muslim women in Rotterdam and Leiden. These "Sewing and Handicrafts Sessions" opened up extensive dialogues on the diverse views of fashion, politics, faith, beauty, modesty, and cultural diversity held by the Dutch Muslims. In these collaborative sessions, Couwenberg discovered an effective setting for discussions about cultural displacement, relational aesthetics and influenced her other works.

Clothing as Interface: Portrait #1-4

In this 2010 video produced at the Gyeonggi Creation Center an intercultural interface materialized when the traditional Korean Hanbok merges with the Dutch ruffled collar worm by a traditional Pansori singer. These slow moving images based on 17th century paintings fuses very deliberately my own heritage and background with my most immediate environment creating a hybridized version of self. Korea and the Netherlands share a history that goes back centuries. In the mid 17th century Hamel was shipwrecked at the Southern coast and in 1627 Jan Weltevree was left stranded near Busan. The presence of both left traces on the local culture, and the writings of Hamel gave the Dutch a firsthand account of Korea.

Clothing as Interface: Portrait #2

In this slow video portrait #1 an intercultural interface materialized when the traditional Korean Hanbok merges with the Dutch ruffled collar made out of paper doilies worn by traditional Pansori singers.

Clothing as Interface: Portrait #1

In this video portrait #1 an intercultural interface materialized when the traditional Korean Hanbok merges with the Dutch ruffled collar, made out of paper doilies, worn by traditional Pansori singers.

Sleeping Babies II

Sleeping Babies II

laser engraved industrial felt, wood, convex glass, 2014

12" x 12" 3.5"

Sleeping Children III side view

Sleeping Children III side view

laser cut cardboard, 2015

32" x 15" x 11"

Sleeping Children IV

Sleeping Children IV

laser cut industrial felt, 2015

15" x 32" x 11"

Sleeping Children IV side view

Sleeping Children IV side view

laser cut industrial felt, 2015

15" x 32" x 11"

Family Air #4

Family Air #4

feathers, wood, glass, dressmaking patterns, lace

27 x 21 x 2 in

Family Air #6

Family Air #6

wood, flock, lace, dressmaking patterns, feathers, computer embroidery

51 x 90 x 1 in

Family Air #6 (detail)

Family Air #6 (detail)

flock, dressmaking patterns, feathers, computer embroidery

14 x 18 x 1 in each

Family Air #8

Family Air #8

wood, flock, computer embroidery, dressmaking patterns

27 x 38 x 1 in

Family Air #8 (detail)

Family Air #8 (detail)

wood, flock,computer embroidery, dressmaking patterns

14 x 17 x 1 in

Wanted series

Wanted series

Pan Kunstforum Museum, Emmerich, Germany

digital prints, each 63 x 44 in

Embroidery Penetrates

Embroidery Penetrates

Museum of Arts and Design, New York City

embroidered through wall cord, cord, MDF panel

27 x 88 x 0.5 in

Embroidery Penetrates (detail)

Embroidery Penetrates (detail)

Museum of Arts and Design, New York City

embroidered through wall, cord, MDF panel

each letter 9 in height

Intricate Observations X2 installation view

Intricate Observations X2 installation view

Cleft

Cleft

CNC routed polyethylene, felt, screws, feathers, fiberglass, copper braid, 2016

2' x 8' x 8'

Deviation front and back view

Deviation front and back view

CNC routed polyethylene, felt, screws, wood, 2016

17" x 20" x 17"

Rebato lace no.1 and no.2

Rebato lace no.1 and no.2

digitally manipulated lace collar, computer embroidery and hoop, 2016

21" x 26" x 3" each

Heirloom

Heirloom

laser cutter, CNC router, buckram, origami,, screws, wood

17 x 30 x 30 in

Backstitch

Backstitch

laser cutter, CNC router, origami, screws, buckram, polyethylene

13 x 19 x 19 in

Legacy

Legacy

laser cutter, CNC router, origami, screws, buckram, polyethylene

15.5 x 30 x 30 in

Puff #2

Puff #2

laser cut buckram, wood, origami

10 x 18 x 15 in

Puff #3

Puff #3

laser cut buckram, wood, origami

9 x 14 x 11 in

Testis Collar front and side view

Testis Collar front and side view

laser engraved paper, wood frame, 2015

20.5" x 25" x 3"

Sturgeon Bone

Sturgeon Bone

505 layers of laser cut buckram, wood, 2014

12" x 7" x 5.5"

Fish Head and detail

Fish Head and detail

laser engraved paper, wood frame, 2014

25" x 20" x 6"

Mudskipper Doilies and (detail)

Mudskipper Doilies and (detail)

digitally manipulated mudskipper image, laser engraved rice paper, wood, LED lights, 2015

15” X 77” x 5”