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with soft and sheer curtains. She produced an image of destruction, decay and emptiness versus purity, silence and kindness. It  created a rather surrealistic impression. People who saw the installation were wondering who lived there. Lizzy invited a Kyrgyz family to the laboratory and they did a performance having a tea ceremony together.

    Felt is a perfect medium for creative and design work for Lizzy Mayrl. She uses other materials and makes photos, does installations, video and graphic art. Lizzy says: " Felting is an important part of my work. It is very flexible (and mobile) technique. I can do felt statues or use felt for soft and transparent objects. I have developed a great liking for felt and found new ways of working with the material." Thin, cobweb-like felt is the most representative illustration of her innovative method. Lizzy produces fabrics reminding of passing time. Cocoons - empty frames and dwellings of nobody speak about invisible boundaries and fruitless expectations.
    A Salzburg-born artist started her professional career at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. She graduated in 1997
at the Textile Department with the thesis on Mongolian yurts. One year later, Lizzy was in charge of the textile work section at the same institution. She also established an own label on felt art and design called "Filizi" in 1998. Lately, Lizzy presented Filizi products (caps, scarves, fabrics) at the Vienna design fair BLICKFANG held in October in the Museum of

 
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