Bodies on the Line

Bodies on the Line draws text from the conversations with women activists, artists and schools, selected in response to an exhibition space in Patterson, NJ—a town built on the manufacture of silk by a labor force of working-class women who put their bodies on the line at work, and in defense of better work. With silk thread on silk organza, I hand-stitch fragments of these conversation in order to intertwine the material and labor history of the place with the struggles of contemporary women. I was invited to evolve the project for the 2016 Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art in Zhejiang Province, China—another city built on the production of silk

 

2016 Installation for Hangzhou Triennial Of Fiber Art, Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, China

10 panels, each 42 in w x 80 in h

2013 Installation at Art Factory in Patterson, New Jersey

5 panels, each 40-42 in w x 70-90 in h