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Installations I The Mending Project, Iron scissors, Fabric, thread, needle, mixed-media, dimensions variable  
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The installation consists of hundreds of Chinese scissors suspended from the ceiling, pointing downwards. The hovering, massive cloud of scissors alludes to distant fear, looming violence and worrisome uncertainty. The performer sits beneath the countless sharp blades of the scissors, and performs an on-going simple task of mending.

 

 

 

Photo by Blue

 

 

The overwhelming situation presented in The Mending Project is balanced and softened by the silent persistence of a simple mending action. The large quantity and intense force of the scissors elevate the confrontation between the objects and the performer. The installation/performance evokes urgency, concern, and fear, while simultaneously influence viewers through the calming and healing aura of the mending action.

 

 

 

 

Photo by Rino Pizzi

   
   
  Photo by Christy Cochran
 

As each visitor enters the space, one is asked to cut off a piece of the white cloth hung near the entrance, and offer the cut section to the performer. She then continuously sews the cut pieces onto the previous ones. The mended fabric grows in size throughout the duration of the performance, and takes over the vast area of the floor beneath the scissors.

 

Photo by Christy Cochran (left),
and Rino Pizzi (right)

   
    Video by Joao Beira and Fumika Yamamoto

 

 

 

 

 

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