Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Cyrilla Mozenter

Deep

Deep

Cyrilla Mozenter. Deep, 2006.

Description:
Currently I am constructing elemental architectural forms from industrial wool felt hand-sewn together with silk thread. The sculptures are self-supporting, no additional materials or armatures have been introduced. Felt is a non-woven textile, made from the compression of a tangle of animal fur, and behaves unpredictably. To sew it into geometric forms is to go against its natural inclination to buckle, stretch, droop, and torque (which brings in an element of chance). I am pushing felt to do what it doesn't want to do while maintaining its integrity as a material. The pieces in this series evoke archeological sites, referring as well both to Aztec ruins and minimalist sculpture.

Medium:
Sculpture

Tags:
archeology, sculpture, elemental, felt, reductive, rectilinear, grey, white, interior space, thread, pencil, hand-sewn, minimalism, wool, self-supporting, textile

Images
DeepMore saints seen #16More saints seen #18More saints seen # 29Polar Bear Glove Song # 15ReservoirSuspended Figure

Videos
"More saints seen" installation with interview

Location
New York, NY
United States

Contact
info@cyrillamozenter.com

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