FRAMES ON THE DISTAFF SIDE
08/07/23 - 05/08/23
Project 78 presents new work by Agata Read which explores the process of intervening in the material structure of a photograph, incorporating the relationship between photography, feminism, and textile craft. She creates unique, hand quilted and embroidered pieces using photographs and yarn. Photography and thread each have their own characteristics with which they impregnate photo-embroidery. Thread is tactile and haptic, while photography elevates the visual, and emphasises the content. Photography is rooted in technology, while working with thread owes more to traditions of craft, with strong historical connections to women. Feminism is the clip that holds the thread and the photograph together in the work. Feminism perceived, apart from philosophical references, as an everyday experience of the social role of a woman, a mother and caregiver.