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Memory in Our Hands. Vanesa Varela

Venue: Fundació Joan Miró
Fundació Miró, Parc de Montjuïc, s/n
08038 Barcelona
Price: Free event
Exhibition

Vanesa Varela takes the waist loom, a preindustrial tool, as her starting point for reflecting on modes of production, the concept of work and the generation and passing-on of knowledge. This ancient loom links the body of the weaver with nature and reconciles textile making with the human scale. By rejecting the industrial mode of production, it is the body, rather than an alienating and injurious method of manufacturing, that imposes its form and movement on fabric.

In addition, the project reflects on how the inherited memory of the body and of its movements connects us with the most organic way of being in the world, resituating the things we deem to be of value.