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TTOT134 Sewing the Self: The Threads of Being Human

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Wed 29/06/2022
19:00pm - 20:30pm
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Artist, Susan Aldworth worked with over 500 volunteer embroiderers, including BA students from the RSN, on two unique exhibitions which explored the human condition. In her 2017 award winning exhibition The Dark Self which explored the experience of sleep, 414 volunteers embroidered their dreams onto pillowcases. For Illuminating the Self, over 100 embroiderers stitched the moving testimonies of 100 people living with epilepsy onto items of Victorian underwear, for the installation Out of the Blue

Join Susan to discover why she uses embroidery in her exhibitions and how the slow process of sewing gave special meaning to the words exploring the experiences of sleep and epilepsy. Susan has exhibited both nationally and internationally and her work is held in many collections including the V&A, British Museum, Fitzwilliam Museum and Wellcome Collection. She is an associate lecturer at Central Saint Martin’s, London and a regular presenter on BBC Radio.

About this Online Talk

This event is a live online talk at the given date and time.  You will need access to a suitable computer (with audio/video), tablet or smartphone device. Please note that after booking, you will receive your personalised Zoom invite via email one or two days before each event. 

Attendees Outside the UK

This Talk will run from 7pm to 8:30pm (19:00 to 20:30 hours) UK local time. If you are outside of the UK please check your local time, particularly if your location changes to/from Daylight Savings Time on a different schedule to the UK during March/April. To check and convert times please visit TimeAndDate.com.

Supporting the RSN

The minimum requested donation for this talk is £5 per person, but you may donate a higher value of your choosing if you wish. Please note that Gift Aid is only applicable for donations over £5. As a charity, we are very grateful for any support you can give us to put towards the RSN's essential costs. Thank you.

For details on further RSN events, please visit our Online Talks page. 

 

Artist, Susan Aldworth worked with over 500 volunteer embroiderers, including BA students from the RSN, on two unique exhibitions which explored the human condition. In her 2017 award winning exhibition The Dark Self which explored the experience of sleep, 414 volunteers embroidered their dreams onto pillowcases. For Illuminating the Self, over 100 embroiderers stitched the moving testimonies of 100 people living with epilepsy onto items of Victorian underwear, for the installation Out of the Blue

Join Susan to discover why she uses embroidery in her exhibitions and how the slow process of sewing gave special meaning to the words exploring the experiences of sleep and epilepsy. Susan has exhibited both nationally and internationally and her work is held in many collections including the V&A, British Museum, Fitzwilliam Museum and Wellcome Collection. She is an associate lecturer at Central Saint Martin’s, London and a regular presenter on BBC Radio.

About this Online Talk

This event is a live online talk at the given date and time.  You will need access to a suitable computer (with audio/video), tablet or smartphone device. Please note that after booking, you will receive your personalised Zoom invite via email one or two days before each event. 

Attendees Outside the UK

This Talk will run from 7pm to 8:30pm (19:00 to 20:30 hours) UK local time. If you are outside of the UK please check your local time, particularly if your location changes to/from Daylight Savings Time on a different schedule to the UK during March/April. To check and convert times please visit TimeAndDate.com.

Supporting the RSN

The minimum requested donation for this talk is £5 per person, but you may donate a higher value of your choosing if you wish. Please note that Gift Aid is only applicable for donations over £5. As a charity, we are very grateful for any support you can give us to put towards the RSN’s essential costs. Thank you.

For details on further RSN events, please visit our Online Talks page. 

 

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