Maja Dzartovska-Hill Fine Art

Weaving Memories

Ana Cozendey and me, developed the performance Weaving Memories as a part of the Play Ground in the John Hansard Gallery 2016.

First, participants were invited to contemplate the art object “Pinned Moth” and read the story behind it. This was my offering, a gift of my private memory. Then they walked and discovered objects, words and smells, as a way of encouraging them to get in touch with a memory that is special to them.

After that they shared their memories, together with the collective weaving of a cocoon of wool. Speaking is easier when doing something with your hands, when people are making something together or alongside each other. Weaving memories was about sharing and encouraging empathy.

pinned moth