2020 ongoing STITCHES - Kintsugi of Apperel
Elaboration of a Confinement
In 2015 I took back with needles and threads as art media, during a Drawing Circle project, as a reconnection with my childhood
During the COVID pandemic enforced confinement,
that for me has been due to medical, living and economical restrictions,
given from the house I moved in December 19, just as the pandemic hit,
and in which I am caged still now,
given to weather hazards (floods and insulation)or simply political confinement,
I started to work on my personal old clothes, using recycled threads,
which have been left at my house from a temporary guest.
So I became to stitch holes and wear and tears, in sign of amendment.
This became a statement which now characterizes totally my own fashion,
as a kintsugi of apparel.
The statement derived from the act of sowing, a meditation
and therefore a performative action, is given mostly from its futility.
The wore fabric is often so damaged and old that stiches may not even last
and on a single wash the hole will appear again in need of further mending.
However I commit to not distroy the worn fabric but to insist in the stitching
as a statement of intention.
Further statements concerns the elaboration of mourning, the condition of poverty, the elaboration of the past, of the personal memories, and the process, that is detatching from aesthetics, as to mend a hole through a decorative stitching; but trying to enhance the randomness and irregularity of the action, of the choice of threads and stitches.