Ne tenir qu'à des fils / Hanging by Threads

2019 - present

Knitted and intertwined threads are all interconnected and make up one single piece. Visitors are welcome to interact with the installation and the space, and to wear the art. The connections that extend into the space represent the virtual links that unite us in a material and tactile way.

Communications technologies take a lot from the textile vocabulary. We connect to the “network”, we browse the “web” and we read “threads” of news and updates. This project was born from wordplay on the subject. Over the knitted webs, I superimpose other concepts of nets, meshes, networks, and weaves. From this idea arises an aesthetic exploration where webs and connections are the common threads. With each intertwined loop, I build a new visual and tactile story that cannot be grasped only with words.

This project was exhibited at the DesignTO Festival 2019. I would like to thank the support of CSARN (Canadian Senior Artists’ Resource Network) that allowed me to benefit from a mentorship with artist Paul Walty, as well as the Ontario Arts Council.

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

Photos: Marc Lemyre

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