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Stitches Home as composition

Saturday 12.00-16.00 and Sunday 15.00-18.00

Krone Couronne, Rue Haute 1, Biel/Bienne 2502


Camille Farrah Buhler, Beth Dillon, Nathalie Diserens, Jeanne-Odette Evard, Lissy Funk, Elsi Giauque, Shamiran Istifan, Clare Kenny, Manutcher Milani, Jessy Razafimandimby, Pablo Rezzonico Bongcam, Marie Schumann

The second iteration of the research project STITCHES – an investigation into the use of textile in contemporary art practices – presents HOME AS COMPOSITION, an exhibition focusing on textile in the domestic space and its relationship to composition and decoration.

“What is at stake in housing is the possibility of maintaining a memory. Whether or not we live in the same place as our ancestors, the home relates to genealogy through its museum dimension. It should allow to be at the same time in the world among one’s contemporaries and linked to the past, to one's history.” (Mona Chollet, Chez soi : Une odyssée de l’espace domestique, 2015).

In what way our so-considered “homes” bear witness to cultural, social, historical, and familial histories? If the domestic represents the space where heritage and personal/collective memories unite, how does it reflect individual identities outside the home?

In a joint representation of comfort, daydreaming and confinement, the exhibition stages a fictitious "decorative arrangement" that disturbs the principle of intimacy inherent to the private space. Individuality is erased in favour of a reflection on the notions of social class, aesthetic norms, gender and personal narratives.

printed curtains held on wither side from behind by a cast hand