Project Name

Sewing workshop

  • Data

    Sewing Workshop. 2018. 120 hours of labor of two women seamstresses, cardboard patterns, cutting table, industrial sewing machines, fireproof fabric, cloth roll holder, work tools.

  • Curator

    Itzel Vargas

  • Venue

    Museo universitario del Chopo. Mexico City

Project Details

Sewing workshop was the first of the three phases of Captive Ascension project. During this first phase, two industrial sewing machines, cutting table, cloth roll holder, and work tools were installed, in addition to 18 real-scale cardboard patterns which were suspended halfway up in the Central Gallery of the Museum.

During the time this workshop was installed, two seamstresses specialist in making aerostats, traced, cut and sewed the balloon during 120 hours of labor.

This installation and live performance has the intention of making visible the movements of manufacture and work, seen as a rhythm and a series of strokes, which the artist call “choreography of labor”. Understanding them as a kind of drawing in the space formed by the repetition of gestures, as a dance instruction.

Putting into operation a workspace within the museum allows the artist to bring the public closer to this understanding of manual work as an act of beauty and precision.