In 2016 Hannah Lamb and myself presented a commissioned work for Saltaire Arts Trail based in the Spinning Room in Salts Mill, once the largest industrial space in the world. Lasting Impressions was a performative and participatory artwork that aimed to create an archive of the cloth we carry with us all the time; the clothing we wear day-to-day. Over three days we collected impressions of over 300 participants' clothing on porcelain tiles and their responses to the item in writing. During Saltaire Arts Trail this weekend will be archiving these responses and creating new work using fibre.
The project will be asking participants to engage with fibre in familiar and unfamiliar ways; encourage people to discuss common material language and bring new audiences to engage with contemporary archival art practices.
We will be in the Spinning Room, Salts Mill on Saturday 27th, Sunday 28th and Monday 29th May. Performance times are 11-12pm , 1-2pm and 3-4pm each day. All are welcome.