Portfolio > "inscape | wedding dress" @ Alter Space Gallery, San Francisco, CA

crocheted seaweed, seagrass, tradition, Cyclades, Aegean Sea, Greece, Pacific Ocean, Dimitra Skandali, Don Soker Gallery, San Francisco, Alter Space, Microclimate Collective, Victoria Heilweil
Seaweed, sea grass, found and given elements
May 2015
Dimitra Skandali, Contemporary Art, Aegean Sea, Paros, Greek Art, San Francisco art, seaweed, seaweed dress, obsidere, Microclimate collective, Alter Space, Glenna Cole Allee, Victoria Mara Heilweil
seaweed, sea grass, found beach elements
May 2015
Dimitra Skandali, Contemporary Art, Aegean Sea, Paros, Greek Art, San Francisco art, seaweed, seaweed dress, obsidere, Microclimate collective, Alter Space, Glenna Cole Allee, Victoria Mara Heilweil
seaweed, sea grass, found beach elements
April 2015
Dimitra Skandali, Contemporary Art, Aegean Sea, Paros, Greek Art, San Francisco art, seaweed, seaweed dress, obsidere, Microclimate collective, Alter Space, Glenna Cole Allee, Victoria Mara Heilweil
seaweed, sea grass, found beach elements
April 2015
Dimitra Skandali, Contemporary Art, Aegean Sea, Paros, Greek Art, San Francisco art, seaweed, seaweed dress, obsidere, Microclimate collective, Alter Space, Glenna Cole Allee, Victoria Mara Heilweil
found strings and nautical ropes
May 2015
Dimitra Skandali, Contemporary Art, Aegean Sea, Paros, Greek Art, San Francisco art, seaweed, seaweed dress, obsidere, Microclimate collective, Alter Space, Glenna Cole Allee, Victoria Mara Heilweil
seaweed, sea grass, found beach elements
May 2015
Dimitra Skandali, Contemporary Art, Aegean Sea, Paros, Greek Art, San Francisco art, seaweed, seaweed dress, obsidere, Microclimate collective, Alter Space, Glenna Cole Allee, Victoria Mara Heilweil
Seaweed, sea grass, found and given elements
May 2015
Dimitra Skandali, Contemporary Art, Aegean Sea, Paros, Greek Art, San Francisco art, seaweed, seaweed dress, obsidere, Microclimate collective, Alter Space, Glenna Cole Allee, Victoria Mara Heilweil
Seaweed, sea grass, found and given elements
May 2015
Dimitra Skandali, Contemporary Art, Aegean Sea, Paros, Greek Art, San Francisco art, seaweed, seaweed dress, obsidere, Microclimate collective, Alter Space, Glenna Cole Allee, Victoria Mara Heilweil
Seaweed, sea grass, found and given elements
May 2015
Dimitra Skandali, Contemporary Art, Aegean Sea, Paros, Greek Art, San Francisco art, seaweed, seaweed dress, obsidere, Microclimate collective, Alter Space, Glenna Cole Allee, Victoria Mara Heilweil
Seaweed, sea grass, found and given elements
May 2015
Dimitra Skandali, Contemporary Art, Aegean Sea, Paros, Greek Art, San Francisco art, seaweed, seaweed dress, obsidere, Microclimate collective, Alter Space, Glenna Cole Allee, Victoria Mara Heilweil
Seaweed, sea grass, found and given elements
May 2015
Dimitra Skandali, Contemporary Art, Aegean Sea, Paros, Greek Art, San Francisco art, seaweed, seaweed dress, obsidere, Microclimate collective, Alter Space, Glenna Cole Allee, Victoria Mara Heilweil
Seaweed, sea grass, found and given elements
May 2015
Dimitra Skandali, Contemporary Art, Aegean Sea, Paros, Greek Art, San Francisco art, seaweed, seaweed dress, obsidere, Microclimate collective, Alter Space, Glenna Cole Allee, Victoria Mara Heilweil
Seaweed, sea grass, found and given elements
May 2015
Dimitra Skandali, Contemporary Art, Aegean Sea, Paros, Greek Art, San Francisco art, seaweed, seaweed dress, obsidere, Microclimate collective, Alter Space, Glenna Cole Allee, Victoria Mara Heilweil
Seaweed, sea grass, found and given elements
May 2015

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