Textile installation in the public space.
Textile installation in the public space The interaction with space is the main subject of my artistic research. Decoration, painting and costume studies made me interested in the relationship between the community and the public space. This work is a community project.
In my practice, I approach the decoration of urban architecture with sewing, costumes and designers technics. I interact with the environment to give it a new form, with a scrupulous respect of its history and the harmony of the place. This is one of the main aims of this type of project. These textile installations are also collective experiences that involve adults and children who participate in the different stages of the project with the artist. Each person participates in his/her own way, according to his/her taste and abilities, social or geographical origins. The idea is to make a team that works on a specific theme and share the space creating, all together, a collective
work, and in the meantime generates a connection, a feeling of unity between the place and the public. Bringing the world of sewing, knitting, weaving, embroidery on the street allows moments of meetings, outside the constraints of everyday life while these techniques are usually intimate practices, to which we indulge at home. Moving these activities to the outside helps to develop one’s relationship and relationship to space, and to open oneself to community life. The final result shows a transformed, colourfull, tactile and ephemeral place. You can see here different examples of textile installations: The intervention is organized into different stages. It requires, before acting in the public space, some collective work sessions as part of a workshop.
Outdoor 2011, Rome
Textile installation made in collaboration with Maria Carmela Milano.
“From the industrial bridge, surrounded by traffic and old factories, a large fabric heart spills its woollen arteries over the metal structure, as roots of a new way of approaching life. This is the message coming out, like a rebel skein: slow down every day’s rhythm of life, slow down the accelerated heartbeats and match them to the earth’s heartbeat. To realise this project, the two artists, who’ s work crosses like a knitting stitch, rediscover Knitting Art, the old habit of sewing and knitting. The materials they use and that climb over the city are all upcycled.”
Baule d’Airs 2016,” festival d’art de rue”
An exploration of the urban space through the creation of a tailor-made dress.
Defining anew the shapes, interacting with the environment: who lives it, its architecture and its social structure. Abito is a textile participatory installation that calls the neighbourhood inhabitants and the spectators to the construction of this action, to interweave to redefine the spaces. The urban fabric is a dialogue between codes and social structures, a variable and multiform organisation of the community. The fabric is an interweave of threads, the characteristic of the material varies according to their structure and percentage. “The fabrics are living fibres, if natural, are plants as the paper. If we think of the flesh and to sever, put, exit, play, what comes up to mind? I think the birth beyond the love of the flesh.
Grab, hold, resist, pins brings to my mind the passion, the impatience Grab, hold, resist, pins brings to my mind the passion, the impatience and then the newfound calm, because the eye of the tailor, like the embroidery machine ones is always a step ahead in the vacuum of the moment. Sew in public spaces is to bring home, build a place”.
a question to share with the audience
How can a neighbourhood be organised?
Villa Tereze Holiday house historically is a traditional farm house in the heart of Marche region, Italy. It is located at the foot of Montajate fortress which forms part of town of Pergola.
The landscape of Villa TEREZE yields all the colours of nature, revealing a feast to the eyes of the beholder.
Therese and Bradley, the owners of the Villa TEREZE holiday house, successful American entrepreneurs from Colorado collaborated with Renate an experienced multidisciplinary culture project manager and creative director for Villa Tereze to create a genuine and interesting place of recreation, a genuine Italian experience, which is also available to the travellers’ mind and body.
The elephant was made by the children in centre leisure Baule, Loire , France. This work came with the cooperation of Mariejo Maraquin , Emilie Violin (director of the centre). The sculpture was created for the carnival parade.
Ġewwa Barra is a community arts project aiming at empowering the residents of Valletta by encouraging them to relate creatively with the city and its ongoing changes. By means of informal encounters, workshops with local and foreign creatives, and artistic works, the project invites the inhabitants of the capital city to engage their diverse cultural baggage (knowledge, beliefs, customs, skills …) in the expression of needs and dreams that shape their experience of Valletta as a lived space.
Officine Gomitoli is an intercultural centre, born in 2015, Dedalus is the promoter.
They organise a workshop and cultural activity.
The primary objective of the activities undertaken by Dedalus is the construction processes of access to social citizenship rights in all their forms.
Dedalus currently promotes and supports a path to citizenship, acceptance and career guidance in particular for victims of trafficking, unaccompanied minors, women in distress, transsexuals.