Graduate Alumni > Carla Duarte

redress
redress
2009

Eight bicycle wheels are dressed with yarn. The wool from unraveled sweaters becomes re-knit, activating a system of doing, undoing, and redoing. Stringing the gallery like a machine, the labor from harvesting second hand sweaters threads the room, while knitting translates the space into a sustained function. Redress is a performative durational work marked in word, sound, and length. Timecards mark the people’s time together, for everyone becomes a “worker” to the greater system. With each tug of the yarn, the sound of the wheel turning creates a public announcement that a work is in progress. As the knitting grows, our combined efforts are marked in stitches, tension, and a new material forms an open-ended document.