Reworn is a series of reconstructions of textiles based on old childhood photographs. They explore how the photographs we take distort and define our memories of people, places and things. They also contrast the intangible, fluid nature of memory with the static, anachronistic nature of photography.
Alec Sutherland: “I’m an artist who specializes in knitting and weaving and am currently studying at the Montreal Centre for Contemporary Textiles. I’m interested in the process, production, and perception of textiles in both historical and modern contexts. My work subverts the traditional ideas of function and style in craft.”
Curated by Helena Frei & Chris Mitchell, Hard Twist 10 Memory winds its way through textiles, a constant thread that runs through the earliest archaeological fragments, the latest experimental synthetics and everything in between. Textiles hold memory, recall memory, record – and occasionally obscure – memory. In some recent incarnations they even have memory. Opening reception on September 10th 7-10pm on the 3rd and 4th floors galleries. On view August 27, 2015 to December 27, 2015 on the 3rd and 4th floors of the hotel.