|chashama presents 700 Spools of Thread (Keep it Together) by|
L. Mylott Manning happening in the garment district of NYC, April 3 - 8, 2012, supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
"chashama is pleased to present 700 Spools of Thread (Keep it Together) a performance piece by L. Mylott Manning, taking place at 266 West 37th Street, New York City. There will be an Artist Reception on Thursday, April 5th from 6 to 8 pm, with a live performance.
Over the course of six days, Manning will transform the window front gallery space into a jungle of thread and fabric. The work is a continual performance, centering on a woman entwined in hundreds of spools of thread. These spools are constantly being fed into multiple sewing machines, operated by women stitching seemingly endless lengths of fabric.
700 Spools of Thread (Keep it Together) connects with its immediate surroundings within the garment district offering a street view glimpse into the often forgotten and anonymous world of seamstresses. Additionally, it highlights the multiple sometimes conflicting roles women are expected to play in today’s society.
L. Mylott Manning received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally from Portland to Manhattan and British Columbia to New Zealand. Her performances have been reviewed by the Associated Press, Boston Globe, and Time Out New York.
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts."
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