1’394 meters wool cord, knitting

Kunstraum Kolinplatz 21 Zug

22.10 – 12.11.2015

© Patricia Jacomella


Some of the worst employment-crimes happen in clothing factories in the Asiatic countries, which produce clothes for big warehouse at low cost, thanks to workers exploitation. The production of Fast Fashion has a negative impact not only on the workers who make the clothes, but also on the environment.

The installation was created with wool obtained from old used sweaters destined to end up in a landfill. For 639 days, I transformed the knitwear into a cord about 1,394 meters long. In the exhibition, the cord was stretched from the ceiling to the floor, forming a net that incorporated the entire space.

The clothes that adorned our bodies have become a net in which we are all imprisoned.

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