Janneke Raaphorst works with text and textile. She creates flying carpets as vehicles for fantasy, storytelling or traveling. She not only brings to light equivalences and connections, but also things falling apart. The resulting contrast of decay and birth points at transformation. With this fascination for the life of material she specialized in the performativity of textile. This can mean a plastic bag folding out into a t-shirt or a catering service with dissolving shirts. In her practice as a costume designer she collaborates with choreographers for contemporary dance. The dancers bring her work to live, they embody constant change.