Leanne Grimes featuring Rodrigo Valenzuela
October 13, 2011
MittWit combines making with being. The making of the objects involves a narrative journey. The fabrics used in it’s construction have had previous lives – old friends’ clothing, safety workers vests, rescued scraps from the Filson’s dumpster. These memories have been pieced together with a visible path inlaid by the violent but necessary act of sewing. The purpose of MittWit is to provide a space for two people to occupy over an extended period of time. This forced communion negotiates between private intentions and public display with the purpose of becoming present with another in a way that is patient and supportive. MittWits build relationships, while also calling attention to the nature of them.