Fiber > UndoREDo

UndoRedo, No.1
Embroidery
22" x 7 1/2"
2016
UndoRedo, No.1 (detail)
Embroidery
22" x 7 1/2"
2016
UndoRedo, No.2
Embroidery
16" x 6"
2016
UndoRedo, No.2 (detail)
Embroidery
16" x 6"
2016
UndoRedo, No.3
Pulled Thread
3" x 2" x 2"
2016
UndoRedo, No.4
Embroidery
21" x 5 1/2"
2016
UndoRedo, No.4 (detail)
Embroidery
21" x 5 1/2"
2016
UndoRedo, No.5
Pulled Thread
3 3/4" x 3 1/2"
2016
UndoRedo, No.6
Pulled Thread on Embroidery Hoop
18" x 10 1/2"
2016
UndoRedo, No.6 (detail)
Pulled Thread on Embroidery Hoop
18" x 10 1/2"
2016
UndoRedo, No.7
Pulled Thread
6" x 5 1/2"
2016

2016

This work attends to the sense of touch and its intimate relation to time and embodied memory through the exploration of craft-based processes. UndoRedo is composed of seven components made from a single length of discarded cloth. Through an episodic choreography of touch - unweaving, embroidering, separating, winding, redistributing, wrapping, and entangling - a singularity becomes a collective that retains traces of its interconnectedness.

I understand the haptic as a shifting of proximities that unfolds in time. It comes together as an approach, a duration of contact, and a withdrawal.
It arrives. It lingers. It departs.
It returns.
How do we touch time?

Touch is an embodied relation - it has a subject and an object.
Where does the boundary between holding and being held begin and end?
What and how do fingertips remember?

When something is remembered, it is also re-membered in the act of recollection. An object of memory - a memory object - is made and unmade within the duration of each remembering. How is memory held? Where do we hold it? For how long? How is it transferred?