Stitched Time: Xuan paper, moving image projection, thread, dimensions variable (height 120cm)
A collaboratively produced work which involved a making process suggestive of an assembly line-cum-sewing circle and which encompassed conversation, laughter and moments of silence, as well as the practised movements of hands at work.
Stitched Time was presented in Margate from 14-23 November 2014. The exhibition in Margate closed with a celebratory meal for all involved on a very wet Sunday evening.
The project was initiated and organised by Clare Smith and made possible thanks to the generosity and enthusiasm of fellow artists: Gwen Hedley, Rosie James, Joanna Jones, Peintre, Claire Manning, Ruth Payne, Linda Simon and Bev Williams and all the contributors to the accompanying zine
Videos: Ewan Golder and Clare Smith
It was supported by Arts Council England.
The work was shown in Folkestone from 3 – 7 March 2015 as part of the Folkestone WOW Women of the World festival.
Stitched Time was shown in Coventry on 4 December 2015 in an exhibition to accompany Drawing Conversations, a symposium reflecting on collective and collaborative drawing experiences.