Sunday, 20 January 2019

Full Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse - Stitching Alive Her Unseen Desires

For the past five days, I have been performing a stitched response to an array of 'stray' feminine garments from the RISD Museum’s Costume and Textiles Collection.

The variety of intimate garments have been 'found in the Collection' and are either too damaged, marked or simply not special enough to warrant being preserved behind glass. Yet, despite the fact that these pieces were never accessioned, neither are they of so little significance that they can be thrown away. The pieces, therefore, remain in a state of limbo, their presence and potential stifled in a box. The performance addresses this sense of invisibility and worthlessness, and through stitching these 'strays' together, the pieces are tended and framed in a new light, and the feminine 'inventory' acquires an enlivened narrative.

More details can be found here.


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  2. Hi Lisa,

    This looks absolutely beautiful and a wonderful way to honor/celebrate the garments and the anonymous women who would have worn them. Your work as part of Strumpet and Pink has been very influential on my own art practice so it was a real joy to find your blog and see what you have been working on since then.

    1. Thank you so much for this lovely response Kate.


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Lisa Z. Morgan is an artist, designer and writer. The subject and object of desire has been a palpable constant within her artistic expression both as a motivation and in its embodiment or articulation. Through her creativity and research Morgan examines how the value of provenance, of rarity and storytelling, puts into question or provokes our understanding and relationship towards desire and the desire impulse. Her focus has been how we may access, stimulate and touch the internal points of registration or the emotional dynamics of bodily perception. In essence she attempts to define and make manifest the feeling of feeling. Her work inhabits a space where art, semiotics, design and fashion intersect. Morgan is the Co-Founder of STRUMPET & PINK and the Co-Founder of The Lavender Hinge. She is the author and creative editor of Design Behind Desire and also a contributor to SHOWstudio and The Laboratory Arts Collective.