A friendly Take Over and Repair Residency by Bronwen Jones at PrintRoom
Bring your moth-eaten knitwear, torn linen, elbow-less jumpers, threadbare socks… to be repaired by artist Bronwen Jones — in exchange for a conversation initiated by the garment.
on Fridays and Saturdays, August 20th, 21st, 27th, 28th
& on the 3rd and 4th September from 12 till 6pm
Finissage 4 September, 2 – 7 pm!
Clothing Correspondence explores the potential of textiles as containers of stories.
The simple act of repairing clothing aims to initiate conversations around care, value, productivity, and the stories and bodily traces held in textile. Caring for clothing acts as a metaphor for rethinking how we care for our bodies, relationships, and communities.
Clothing Correspondence wishes to explore the potential of broken garments to reimagine broken systems, to enact care in a visible way, to rethink forms of exchange, and to retain intimacy in a post-covid world.
Bronwen Jones is an artist working between text and textile. She is intrigued by bodies and textiles — the stories held in their creases and the traces they leave in one another. She thinks of buildings, clothing, and objects as bodies, and considers how we inhabit these spaces, and similarly how they inhabit us. Her practice aims to stretch the boundaries of how we perceive by playing with the familiar.
Bronwen is also a former volunteer at PrintRoom and we’re very happy to have her take care of PrintRoom in the summer. After the residency she will make a zine reflecting on the exchanges and stories shared.
Flyer by Agathe Gabrielle