Talking to Hear Our Threads Rattle
Talking To Hear Our Threads Rattle : An Exhibition of Fiber Based Work
Featuring : Nathalie Alfonso, Griselle Gaudnik, April Hartley, Aurora Molina, Carrie Sieh, and Natalia Schonowski.
Opening Friday, July 1st 7:00 - 10:00 pm
A Conversation With the Artists, moderated by Stacy Conde, Friday, July 8th 7:00 - 9:00pm
"Presence of / Absence of: Thread and Fibers as Oath, Oppressor and Ornament" a Talk by Kara Acettola, Thursday, July 21st 7:00 - 9:00 pm by Kara Acettola of Little Sages Books
Closing Friday, July 29th 7:00 - 9:00 pm
CCPS : Located at 1007 SW 8th St. in Little Havana.
Talking to Hear Our Heads Rattle, speaks to the futility of our work, traditionally women's work, work which is never done.
Still, there is a hopefulness in our labor, a societal importance even, in the weaving together of community and family. The individual fiber is woven into the whole. The thread becomes something stronger than itself, fabric, and it is this fabric we use to express ourselves, to tell our stories, of our work, in our work.
A story can be woven with a single strand. Both ugly truths and fleeting beauty are spoken, cut from the same cloth.
Arachne, a mortal woman and talented weaver, challenged Athena, goddess of wisdom and craft. Arachne was transformed into an arachnid. Our patron saint, the intricate webs we weave.
Thread is silent. Silently creating, alive at work in the machine.