Visible Stitches, Invisible Women
Date: 10-12 February
Opening reception: 18:30- 21:00, 10 FEB
Exhibition open: 18:30- 21:00, 10 FEB; 11:00-18:00, 11-12 FEB
Over time, certain things lose their practical value but remain vital in our lives, becoming vessels for memories, like handcrafted sweaters embodying women’s labor and love in families. This is Yang Yu’s inspiration for her project.
While women’s pivotal role in coding often goes unnoticed, Yang Yu parallels the weaving tradition where women played a significant part. Through “Visible Stitches, Invisible Women,” she aims to create an interactive space highlighting women’s hidden labor in coding and weaving. She unveils the usually concealed work behind coding by translating hand-knitted sweaters into unique patterns. With her art practice focusing on marginalized groups, Yang uses mixed media to shed light on their stories. At the same time, it’s a heartwarming journey; she wants to bring the audience to recall women’s emotional and creative contributions in everyday life.
Yang Yu is a Filmmaker and Visual artist. Emotional narration is her forte to immerse the audience into the environment of her projects. Her keen eyes on visuals and words make filmmaking her most natural expression. However, defining her practice as “film” is not accurate. Design, installation, literature and poetry are fascinatingly converging in her practice. She focuses on female survival problems and psychological state, personal and collective memory, digital natives, marginalized communities, and abandoned areas.
Special thanks to the experts: Marnix de Nijs, Dr. Ollie Palmer.
This project is supported by CBKRotterdam