She wears an outfit by AERON and shoes by BILLI BI.

Amalie Smith

  • Words Benjamin Dane
  • Photography Cecilie Jegsen
  • Styling Simone Henneberg

The Danish arts writer finding clarity between the lines.

  • Words Benjamin Dane
  • Photography Cecilie Jegsen
  • Styling Simone Henneberg

Amalie Smith’s most recent novel, Thread Ripper, presents itself as a “hybrid.” Two different narrative threads—one printed on the left pages and one printed on the facing right pages—decipher the connections between old weaving looms and computers, all the while merging accounts of iconic women in science and mythology together with philosophical and personal ruminations into one coherent story. The term “hybrid” is meant as a genre, but it would also be a fitting way to describe the entire body of work of the Danish writer and artist.

At the age of 37, Smith has published eight books and had exhibitions from Malmö to Melbourne, displaying eclectic artworks—sculpture, sound and video installations. She has won several prizes since graduating from the Danish Academy of ...

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