Sewed In addresses issues of disconnection with in industrialized society. The sewing machine, a tool used to connect materials, symbolizes all technology and mass production which has disconnected consumers from the materials and processes of making. An inflated bubble, reminiscent of the recent economic situation, envelops the machine operator isolating her from everything else except her machine and labor. The cloth begins to assume the performative role and the operator less critical. The work, the stitching of cloth, suffocates the maker.
Polyester fabric, sewing machine, table, chair, fan, can lights
Performance: April 30, 2009
20 minutes real time