rag*treasure is Stephanie Müller's rag arts project. She re-designs everything that is usually considered as "unwearable": broken guitar strings, membranes of scrapped hifi-speakers or paper bags for used tampons. By combining different kinds of recycled materials, RAGarella alienates them from their original context and gives them a completely new meaning. Each textile design is a unicum and when worn her rag*treasure collages act as moveable images.
With her collection "Pantoffelheldin vs. Störenfrieda" she won the audience prize at the international fashion award "Baltic Fashion Award" in October 2005. In March 2006 she was invited to show her textile designs at the "Swatch Alternative Fashion Week" in London.
Together with Sebastian Zehetbauer (Radio M94.5 // SzeneM) she bulit a skirt with a hifi-stereo-speaker system in spring 2007. This "speaking" skirt was presented within the international group exhibition "DIY: Wir machen es uns selbst" at the "IG Bildende Kunst" in Vienna.
In August 2007 she organized a fashion performance in a river bed nearby the Isar in Munich. This fashion performance was documented by ARTE tracks.
Besides her own artistic projects Stephanie Müller also acts as curator. Amongst other exhibitions
she put up five group exhibitions together with Klaus Erich Dietl. These exhibitions (33 Responses
to No Question in August 2009/ Aufstand der Textilen Zeichen in November 2009/ The Needle and
The Damage Done in September 2010/ Textiles Unbehagen in July 2011/ The Fabric in June
2012) show different positions of textile strategies in contemporary art.
Video: Mandy Espenhayn
Stephanie is also involved in some diy music projects. She is part of the Kafe Kult collective in Munich, which puts up indie/punk/hc shows and she also organizes radical sewing actions and material-mess-up-performances in the Munich underground.
Together with Laura Theis she plays the drums, re-designed stereo-hifi vacuum cleaners, amplified sewing machines and typewriters in the indie-noise-trash combo beißpony. In 2013 they will have an album release on CHICKS ON SPEED RECORDS.
Now, you know what she is up to ... so, feel free to contact her via E-Mail!