The Swing of the Lost Abuelitas

A former teacher of French and Italian, I came to art, writing and culture jamming later in life with interdisciplinary works that explore globalisation through the intimate or taken-for-granted practices of everyday life. Over the past two years, I have cultivated an art of juxtaposition, a kind of 'zeit-gothic,' producing painstakingly hand-stitched sculptures culled from hundreds of clothing labels for the most part, diverted from destiny as trash. Emboldened, I made my first short - a 'stitched' film - where the ethos works against the slick, surface, global commodity aesthetic. Culturally embracing the medium of patchwork historically deemed 'unworthy' associated with the domestic and the 'feminine,' with slavery and poverty, the labels, seemingly innocuous yet suffusing our... read more
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