CO·ACT [ I ] | WEAVE
To reconsider the items that pass through our hands everyday, one must understand the origin of its process to appreciate the time, skills and craft involved. To explore fabric, the fibres, we can look deeply into the heritage of a dying art that was once was so integral to people’s lives.
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Through retracing the memory of Bunica, a Romanian weaver and grandmother with a history that bridges the industrial revolution, we can understand the true worth of a single piece of fabric. Threads form a line of communication that between generations as the fabric forms a physical manifestation of her past recollections weaving kilometers of fabric. As a process it has an eternal quality that is imbued with tradition and legacy. In an age of instantaneous demand, the exploration of patience and tangibility can be viewed as a silent protest to retain the value of the hand at work.