‘Sticking Ground’ is a trio exhibition with Hannah Dinsdale, Sophie Giller and Sophie Goodchild at One Thoresby Street. The artists have collaborated to create a show which brings together their individual research into sensory awareness, embodiment, craft and processes of making. The exhibition will feature a commemorative quilt of One Thoresby Street and its members from the last fourteen years. A large bean bag will invite audiences to lie or sit within its malleable soft cushion. Felted works signal to the ritualistic methods of making and construct imagery through the process of layering.
Through sculpture, sound, textiles, and installation, these works are grounded in systems of connectivity and circadian rhythms: circuits, sounds, pathways, structures, circles, loops that move between, interlock and weave through textures, materials and forms. Fibres are dyed, felted, and hand- and machine-sewn to create new soft combinations of materials and networks.
‘We touch things to assure ourselves of reality. We touch the objects of our love. We touch the things we form. Our tactile experiences are elemental. If we reduce their range, as we do when we reduce the necessity to form things ourselves, we grow lopsided.’
Anni Albers, On Weaving