re-dress

TO SEE THE NEED TO SEE

final-shoe

Lime wood 26cm x 9.5cm x 13cm; cotton lashing

The ultimate sustainable approach to design is to prioritise the potential longevity of the designed item and consider its later maintenance as a key part of its essence.  The features of this object are reminiscent of those found on a wooden boat. This draws attention to the effort and passion with which a boatowner cares for their vessel.  Ownership in this sense does not imply passive consumption. Furthermore, an engaged relation of labour constitutes part of the enjoyment of such possession.

Displayed at the Re-Dress exhibition at Dún Laoghaire Festival of World Cultures July 2010.

Thanks to Chris Pendrich for wood carving mentorship.

CLOTHES SWAP IN DUBLIN

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As part of the Fashion Evolution week of events in Dublin, I’m running a clothes swap to collect stuffing for the second mounting of Infinite Context there.

Come down on May 2nd to The South William with as much of your old clothes as you can carry and swap with others – find some gems.

FREE IN //// BOYS AND GIRLS CLOTHES //// starts 8pm

(Bring down old cushions too if you have any for the seating sculpture)