“Talking to Hear Our Heads Rattle, speaks to the futility of our work, traditionally women’s work, work which is never done.
Still, there is a hopefulness in our labor, a societal importance even, in the weaving together of community and family. The individual fiber is woven into the whole. The thread becomes something stronger than itself, fabric, and it is this fabric we use to express ourselves, to tell our stories, of our work, in our work.
A story can be woven with a single strand. Both ugly truths and fleeting beauty are spoken, cut from the same cloth.
Arachne, a mortal woman and talented weaver, challenged Athena, goddess of wisdom and craft. Arachne was transformed into an arachnid. Our patron saint, the intricate webs we weave.
Thread is silent. Silently creating, alive at work in the machine.”
As part of its mission, CCPS endeavors to promote thoughtful discourse. “Talking to Hear Our Threads Rattle”, a project conceptualized by Aurora Molina and S. Conde, offers two such opportunities.
S. Conde, writer and director of Conde Contemporary and CCPS moderates, “A Conversation With the Artists”, Friday, July 8th, from 7:00 – 9:00pm,
Kara Acettola, rare book collector, dealer and owner of Little Sages Books, will give a talk entitled “Presence of / Absence of : Thread and Fibers as Oath, Oppressor and Ornament”, on Thursday, July 21st from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.
The exhibition closes on Friday, July 29th 7:00 – 9:00 pm.
Little Havana, Miami – CCPS (Conde Contemporary Project Space) located at 1007 SW 8th St. in Little Havana launches on Friday, July 1, 2016, from 7-10pm, with the opening of “Talking to Hear Our Threads Rattle”, a month long group exhibition of fiber artists: Nathalie Alfonso, Griselle Gaudnik, April Hartley, Kyoko Matsuyama, Aurora Molina, Carrie Sieh, and Natalia Schonowski.
Please contact Stacy Conde at 239.961.0452, or via email, firstname.lastname@example.org, for further information.