- Salts Mill
- Saturday, May 28, 2016
- Monday, May 30, 2016
- Victoria Road Shipley Saltaire West Yorkshire BD18 3LA
- Saltaire Arts Trail
Whilst visitors to Salts Mill will be well aware of the mill’s textile heritage, how many make the connection to the clothes they wear day-to-day? This project asks us to consider the cloth we carry with us all the time; Where does it come from? Where will it go? What impression will it leave on our own lives? What mark will it leave on the world?
Taking place as a series of timetabled performances throughout the period of the Arts Trail, this performative work involves the artists embossing hundreds of small porcelain tiles with textures from visitors clothing; an edge of a dress, the corner of a cuff, a coat zip…
Each tile made will be archived with a label written by the owner of the clothing, sharing a personal narrative of cloth and clothing. In exchange for leaving a mark from their clothing, each participant will be offered the chance to have a stitch added to their clothes by the artists. The work will grow with each impression left, and each mark made: a multi-vocal collection of stories.
Continuous performances take place between: 11am – 12 noon, 1 – 2pm and 3 – 4pm. Visitors are welcome to join us to participate between these times.
Lasting Impressions is commissioned by Saltaire Inspired for Saltaire Arts Trail and supported by Arts Council England.