"inscape | wedding dress" @ Alter Space Gallery, San Francisco, CA
A show about obsessions curated by Microclimate Collective.
My piece "inscape | wedding dress" 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
May 9 - June 6, 2015