Crafting Space (2008)

Steel mesh, 5000 ribbons, writing. 470cm x 280cm

This live installation work invited visitors to Origin to engage in the hands-on writing and weaving of a monumental textile sculpture, daily, over a tow weeks. The intention was to transform visitor’s perceptions of what it means to be engaged in making. The project was the first ever-interactive commission by the Crafts Councilfor Origin: the London Craft Fair

The content of the work was informed by ideas around making, gift and exchange and the practice of Moshaereh (communal Persian poetry reciting).

Conceived and directed by artist Alinah Azadeh, the textile structure was designed in collaboration with sculptor Willow Winston.

Commissioned by the Crafts Council.

Alinah’s Crafting Space blog at Artist’s Talking

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