Clare Thornton

Pleats & Folds

Galleri Soft, Oslo, Norway

April – May 2009

Comprising textile, sculpture and video works, the installation was a distillation of personal stories gathered during a UK residency at Arnolfini, Bristol. The abundance of curves and folds moving throughout the installation create an impression of tracing, hinting at overlapping story lines (and lines of enquiry). There is a desire to both share yet protect the precious and private tales gifted to the artist.

The pieces in the installation suggest an eclectic range of influences and inspirations: an interest in theatrical costume, body adornment and craft processes.

‘Pleats & Folds’ is a collection of works investigating story/time lines, body memory and the processes of working with personal objects laden with meaning.


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