On Monday, I found this amazing vintage dress. It was homemade in the 1950s. But look at that textile print! It reminded me of sound waves. If you’ve been to my blog before, you’ll know my interest in synesthesia. Anything that visually references sound fascinates me.
Delighted with the fit, I purchased it right away. When I got home, I realized that it had been altered slightly. The neckline was now straight across, while originally it was a sweetheart neckline. The hem had originally been scalloped to mimic the print, too. Now the hem is straight across. (It is a printed cotton piqué)
I couldn’t help but think of Lucienne Day (1917-2010), a British textile designer known for her Post-War abstract designs.
“I’m very interested in modern painting although I didn’t want to be a painter. I put my inspiration from painting into my textiles, partly, because I suppose I was very practical. I still am. I wanted the work I was doing to be seen by people and be used by people. They had been starved of interesting things for their homes in the war years, either textiles or furniture.“
Warrantless, wireless, telephone tapping – how does it affect the sanctity of the domestic space? 13 captured telephone conversations – all one minute long captures the sense of paranoia generated by the idea that anyone could be listening in, anytime. These particular thirteen conversations are sourced from a mixture of conversations from history known to have been tapped, conversations from my private home, and conversations between abstract people.
13 Captured Telephone Conversations by Louisa Bufardeci. Image courtesy of the artist.
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