Posts tagged with ‘embroidery’
"N.N. (Ningún Nombre) brings to light the thousands of murders that scarred South America in the implementation of Operation Condor during the 1970s and 80s. Isolated under a spotlight, I sew over the faces of victims from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil, Peru, Colombia, and Venezuela. To the right of me, unsewn images are neatly stacked and labeled according to their country of origin. Methodically, I retrieve individuals from this pile and sew over their faces. Once each person is covered in white cloth, I let the sewn image fall to the floor. As the installation proceeds, this second pile accumulates into a heap of indistinguishable victims." - Mandy Cano Villalobos.
"Voces (“Voices”) addresses the mass femicide in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. An ongoing act of mourning and protest, I silently sit to the side of the gallery, embroidering the names of individual murder victims into white blouses. Beginning with the first documented victims in 1993, every woman is commemorated with pink thread, referencing the pink crosses that have been erected and painted throughout the city by those who mourn the dead. As the shirts fill the center of the room, memorial shrines and missing person posters line the walls". Mandy Cano Villalobos.
Performance “A flor de piel”. Papá. David Catá via wetheurban
So it looks like this whole literal hand sewing craft is becoming a thing?
In a recent series by Spanish artist David Cata, who regularly uses his body as a canvas, he sews portraits of the faces of people who have left their mark in his life — family, friends, partners and teachers. Footage after the jump: