You Are the Journey, began as a collaborative project with the artist R.A.Webb that proposed the use of the Hythe Ferry ten-journey ticket as a medium for interactive public art. Our subsequent development of colour, proportion and space relationships in the design of the ticket endowed a new structural harmony and aesthetic value to the ticket.
Six years later, the original used You Are the Journey tickets involved actual textiles as a further medium for communal engagement. I stitched small needle weavings over the surface of each ticket, the construction of which could be likened to a type of woven fabric created for a practical purpose. I used the threads unpicked from the lining of the red coat pocket that had held my ticket each day on the Hythe to Southampton ferry commute. It appeared that I had created a new kind of artwork, which had more to do with You Are the Journey in the past than in the present. The initial structure of the artwork reflected the rhythms of the seasons and ebb and flow of commuters crossing Southampton Water. Multiple elements (ferry tickets) captured the experiences of individual travellers, and now they captured my experiences using a sequence of intimate darning’s over each ticket.
|Schools:||School of Art, Design and Architecture|
|Date:||30 July 2016|
|Funders:||Guimaraes Municipality, Portugal|
|Event Title:||Contextile 2016 Contemporary Textile Art Biennial International Exhibition|
|Event Location:||Guimaraes, Portugal|
|Event Dates:||30 July - 16 October 2016|
|Deposited By:||Claire Barber|
|Deposited On:||13 Oct 2016 13:12|
|Last Modified:||13 Oct 2016 13:12|
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