What Memories Re-Member Memories: The Wedding Dress

Robert Burton (Photographer)

Research output: Non-textual formArtefact


The installation "What Memories Re-Member Memories: The Wedding Dress" utilises found objects and objects as symbolic forms to talk about the temporality of life and loss and the transient nature of memory. The found object of a vintage wedding dress is juxtaposed against the preserved exotic butterfly connected to red yarn which talks about the human body as well as unity. The artwork was selected for the ‘PER FILO E PER SEGNO’ EXHIBITION Group Exhibition at the Fabbrica della Ruota Museum, Biella,
Italy from 06 June – 01 October 2021. The 'By Thread by Sign' exhibition brought together the work of 50 textile artists from around the world. "By thread by sign is an expression that implies a work carried out in a way and manner, in a workmanlike manner, as the craftsmen (especially painters and woodcutters) used to beat walls and trunks with the rope, hitting the surface with a wire impregnated with ash, terracotta dust or colored paint, leaving a slight imprint that marked the precise path to be sawn or whitened, without errors. This excellence of making – in the textile sector – is the perimeter within which the industrial culture of the Biella area was born and developed, a territory where textiles are both tradition and innovation." Arte Morbida
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jun 2021


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