Tuesday, 30 November 2010


Katie Holten 
Subversive Spaces (Manchester Whitworth Gallery 2009)
'Atlas of Memory' 

The repetition of stitch as a method of recording time, space and movement relates to my ideas of recording the individuality of a cup of tea and its consumers projections of meaning.  'Happenings' and encounters such as the social act of tea drinking have process and routine unique to the every-day circumstance of the individual.  Although the standard components are consistent, the map of the ritualised encounter varies tremendously between class and culture.  I like the idea that stitching by hand, could make record of projections of meaning in such a way that the repetitive act of making actually mirrors the repetition of the unique but repetitive act of ritual.

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