Artist Gayle Chong Kwan is creating a tapestry of dreams had during the Covid-19 Emergency. Starting with people who live in Waltham Forest, she will collect words and images of dreams which she will embroider into the inside seams and folds of clothes, to be exhibited and featured online. For many, the Covid-19 Emergency has been characterised by more intense and better remembered dreams, due to longer sleep times, less social interaction, and trying to process past, present and possible futures. At a time when physical touch is also severely restricted, Chong Kwan’s Dream Tapestry links people through the intimacy of clothes and night time dreaming.
Gayle will be holding online sewing workshops in November to help create the final installation. Follow her on Instagram for more detail.