Artistic research project by Sara Conforti born from the collaboration with Moleskine Foundation and inspired by the theme of the educational project AtWork 2022. Curated by Fortunato D'Amico.
The installation is made possible thanks to the donation of valuable production waste from companies that adopt certified eco-sustainable industrial processes. The 100% polyester fabrics have been produced with yarns derived from the recovery of post-consumer plastic bottles. The prints were made using water free and energy saving processes. Invited in December 2020 to create an exclusive AtWork artist’s notebook to be included in the prestigious Moleskine Foundation collection, Sara Conforti seized the opportunity to compose the requested work through the creation of a special research chapter of the Centosettantaperottanta
project, an experiential device between talk, archive and performance that the artist has been using since 2011 to conduct her investigation into the complexities of the social fabric and gender through the relationship between dress and habitus. The Centosettantaperottanta
workshops represent a space of exploration dedicated to the female universe where the public and private value of dressing meets the possibility of revealing oneself. Focused on a
taxonomic practice, the workshops decline and multiply the different chapters of a research that digs into wardrobes to look for and share answers on the relationship with contemporaneity. From being an object - the symbol of our voracious consumer society - the garment becomes a pivotal subject capable of stimulating reflections on individual and collective identity through autobiographical processes and reminiscence. The clothes of affection - in particular - become the protagonists of “affective” autopsies and the fulcrum of a journey of the self for the birth of new narratives that inspire change. For the construction and consolidation of an identity, social and ecological awareness aimed at the creation of new models of community.http://www.saraconfortihofer.com/