"inscape" @ Alter Space Gallery, San Francisco, CA
I was honored to be one of the selected artists for the show "Obsidere" curated by MicroClimate Collective @ Alter Space. A show about our obsessions:
My piece "inscape" is a dress made of my own obsessions: of constantly collecting unexpected materials and manipulating them to surprising forms as my hands rarely stay without doing nothing. A dress made of crocheted seaweed/grass I collected from 2012 until 2015 with found beach elements (nautical ropes) that I took apart. I had two performances: During the first one, I was crocheting for the 3 hours of the opening, with my back turned to the audience at a corner of the gallery space, having an-hour-window open for guests to participate: knot strings of seaweed and ropes and give them to me to crochet while talking and sharing. For the second performance I invited people to bring whatever they thought I could crochet to me, and to add to my dress. During this one, I had the pleasure to receive precious and inspiring elements like a traditional dyed red thread from Mexico, fabrics from India, grass from a Hula skirt, and a breathtaking beautiful handkerchief from my friend's great-grandmother... Elements that I would never thought of, and that still inspire me to work with. I was crocheting and adding pieces on my dress until the end of the show.
Size of the exhibited piece: h 8 x w 8 x d 8 feet
Show was up from May 9th-June 6th, 2015
Other participating artists were: Carlo Abruzzese, Reenie Charriere, Rodney Ewing, Peter Foucault, Jon Kuzmich, Calen Russell Hall, Channing Morgan, Tahiti Pehrson, Michael Paulus, Simon Pyle, Dianne Romaine, Esther Traugot, Rhonda Weppler, and Allison Watkins.