La constancia

2006

Sewing machine, fabrics, threads, and metal hooks.

Fábrica La Constancia, Puebla, México.

 

 

La constancia dormida is a project consisting in occupy an old textile factory for work and live there during a month. Against the abandon, the labor, was the premise. In 30 days, I embroidered 400 meters of texts, and designed 30 dresses; tailoring became as a narrative resource and labor embedded within meanings.

 

       

 

This temporal occupation at the factory’s warehouse of “La Constancia” (the second largest textile factory in Latin America) was the point of departure for upcoming reflections about labor, dissapearing trades, and a constant nostalgia for the obsolete that makes me consider the discursive content of the artifacts.