Conversazioni per fare-spazio

Conversations to make space (or clearing-away)

Embroidered modular felt carpet

2022 – in progress

Starting with squares of black fabric, which can be combined with each other, a very long conversation about dwelling, made up of words drawn with chalk and then embroidered, was drawn up during the project days at the end of November 2022.

For four days, one of the rooms of the Artillery, in Turin, was inhabited by conversations about dwelling in constant evolution, left by passers-by on this space made of fabric, enlarged day by day and piece by piece.

Participation in this work has been a fundamental element for a shared construction of thought and space. The carpet did not have a precise shape but moved in every direction, became symmetrical or asymmetrical, and acquired the characteristics that the collective thoughts that composed it chose to give it. This space, made of fabric, can change shape from occasion to occasion, becoming a dynamic and chameleon-like archive.

Azione di ricamo collettivo

Collective embroidery actions

Saturday 25 February 2023

Saturday 4 March 2023

Saturday 11 March 2020

Specific Objects, Turin

During the group embroidery sessions held at Oggetti Specifici gallery on the occasion of the exhibition Corrispondenze. Istruzioni per l’uso (Correspondences. Instructions for use), participants were trained in one of the basic stitches of embroidery.

In a convivial moment of exchange and discussion, the participants embroidered the words collected during the performative action Conversazioni per fare spazio (Conversations to make space).