Updated: Apr 7
In 'Digital Cloth' the act of using a floor loom to weave narratives on remaining hopeful during the pandemic serves as inspiration to bring into contact audiovisual materials, as if they were threads, into an intangible textile artwork. Based upon Calvino's public textile art project Weaving Narratives, in which he collects, records and exhibit written words from participating individuals in his community, Digital Cloth explores (and interrogates) the relationship among the spoken and written text with sounds and images.
This work exhibits interesting characteristics that arises as consequence of combining images with animated text and sound. Images relate either directly or indirectly to the act of weaving, narratives and public expression. The text has a supporting role to the images on these topics but also provides a space for its own reflection. I created the sound accompanying the visuals through sampling of daily sounds at my home that included printing and scanning documents, and drinking Yerba Mate tea, among others. The animated text is in dialogue with the spoken voice I recoded of myself reading aloud. All together, the creative process reflect daily activities at home during the pandemic.
Digital Cloth has been screened at
1 Experimental Films Online - March 27, 2022
2 Pandemic Projections: Visions of a New Normal (curated by Art Wavelength) in Kearny, New Jersey - September, 2021 >> https://www.gardenship.art/events/pandemic-projections-1
3 MoCA L.I.ghts 2021: It Lights A Village, Patchogue, NY - October 2021 >> https://patchoguearts.org/moca-l-i-ghts-2021/
Textile work derived from Weaving Narratives project has been exhibited at:
1 The Newark Museum, New Jersey - June to August 2021 >> https://jerseyartsfeatures.com/content/2021/6/24/celebrate-new-times-the-newark-museum-of-art-reopens
2 Shifting Ground, Morris Arts & Dodge Foundation, Morristown - New Jersey
March - August 2022. Curated by Jeanne Brasile (group exhibition). Weblink to exhibition here
Above: Images depicting the screening of Digital Cloth at Pandemic Projections: Visions of a New Normal. The area was affected by hurricane Ida a few days before the event took place.