These are part of a more complex project from Maternal Mitochondria to be disclosed later! But very excited these fairy or spirit houses are coming along.
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A Family of Poetry Dresses
I’m deep into a rather unresolved process of putting text on textile, in this case clothes. I started off with seven pieces, and a working title something like “Synesthesia: 7 Days a Week.” I was looking at unfinished embroidery, and either adding stitches or words. Three of the pieces were garments, and they seem to have become their own set.
Actually, they are a kind of a family. The “mother” is a pink nightie I bought second hand.
I had the embroidery put on professionally, and although the embroiderer was terrific the old material was so worn it tore. We decided to leave that tear in, because it reflected the text, with its warning against assault or even rape.
I said, more
get in a car
I also realized today that the tear could be an image of breast-feeding, or nurturance. For there is the “baby” in an antique gown.
smell of milk
grass dunes the sea
And finally, the child. This was done on a dress that was actually mine, circa early 1960’s.
Dress With Tags
I was like a package
a dress with tags
on a steamer trunk
was never sent
SO–here is the question. What should I do with these?
Make a clothesline?
Leave as is?
Create additional but self-contained pieces?
AND–where should they go?
Gallery? (Such as?)
Textile Bomb? (How? Where?)
All advice appreciated.
Installation by Rina Banerjee at Sackler Museum
Green: Art by Marietta Patricia Leis and Poem by Miriam Sagan
Marietta Patricia Leis’s installation, inspired by a trip to Thailand, is up at the Las Cruces Museum of Art.
I saw it recently and was inspired to write a poem.
in the honeycomb
of the eye
you stored up color
no one knows
the name of the plumed grasses
casting a shadow
in running water–
the dream’s transparency
this book, my mouth
sealed by time
turns to compost
set for the wind
will outlast the hills
because it is re-born
Star Midden at night on The Land
Kathleen McCloud at Axle Contempory
Axle Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
Contact: Matthew Chase-Daniel or Jerry Wellman
Telephone 505-670-5854 or 505-670-7612
Futurology 101: Welcome to the Third Wave
Opening: Friday, March 18, 5-7 pm by the Farmer’s Market Building, 1607 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM
Exhibition continues at diverse locations around Santa Fe through April 10th
Location and hours are updated daily at http://www.axleart.com
Exhibition in cooperation with Ernesto Mayans Gallery
Futurology 101: Welcome to the Third Wave work in progress: McCloud studio views
Life is moving so fast you’re already a relic of the future. This site-specific installation at Axle Contemporary mobile gallery looks to the insights of the Futurist writers of the late 20th century, particularly the ideas presented by Alvin Toffler, who referred to the technology/information age as ‘the Third Wave’. How do we navigate the sea change, what will fall away, what will be transformed, and what to do when big waves converge?
Of her installation, McCloud writes:
“It’s my first “exhificition” on new media culture. The project started as a reflection on my evolving relationship with social media and sense that intuition, imagination and willingness to risk are key to navigating the complex ‘global village’. Hindsight is 20/20 but foresight is visionary- that’s why I went back to the Futurists for insight.“
In this installation McCloud includes elements of sculpture, painting, text and sound.
Futurology 101: Welcome to the Third Wave
work in progress: McCloud studio view
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Kathleen adds: This site-specific installation at Axle Contemporary mobile gallery looks to the insights of the Futurist writers of the late 20th century, particularly the ideas presented by Alvin Toffler, who referred to the technology/information age as ‘the Third Wave’. I’ve taken to the wave metaphor- it speaks to my sense of being swept away by forces that are moving fast and all I need to do is relax and be moved- and remember, ”don’t panic”, the words of my grandparents on my first trip to Rye Beach. The project started as a reflection on my evolving relationship with social media and sense that intuition, imagination and willingness to risk are key to navigating the complex choices in the ‘global village’. Hindsight’s 20/20 but foresight’s visionary, hence my decision to go back to the Futurists- Toffler and McLujan- for insight. How do we navigate the sea change, what will fall away, what will be transformed, and what to do when big waves converge. I’m calling this an ‘exhificition’ because it combines my experience in writing and producing commentary for museum exhibitions based on cultural artifacts and my art making- I get to make the objects and tell the story- part-fact part -fiction.