Personal memory is an intriguing phenomenon, which helps us situate ourselves amongst the people around us. Our memories form a sense of identity that connects us to the larger world. This work explores the memories of particular landscapes, along with the inevitable distortion and decay of memory over time.
Elycia SFA is a textile artist/designer /maker. The majority of her work revolves around themes of personal narratives, combined with memory, nostalgia, and loss, portraying these concepts in the form of woven cloth. Weaving is her primary method of making, combined with woven inlay and stitching, which allows her to draw with thread and create representational imagery within the body of the cloth.
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.