Artist Gayle Chong Kwan will create a communal tapestry of dreams 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 and eventually donated to charity shops in Waltham Forest. 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 this moment of crisis and challenge. At a time when physical touch is severely restricted, Chong Kwan’s Dream Tapestry links people through bodily intimacy of clothes and night-time dreaming.
Join Gayle for an online workshop, to explore ways of describing and imagining parts of a dream and learn some simple sewing and embroidery techniques for you to be able to add your dreams into clothes, which may be included in the final communal artwork.
Workshops take place from 2pm-2.45pm on Monday 8, 15 and 29 June Sign up here
You are invited to contribute words and images of a vivid or intense dream you have had during the Covid-19 Emergency, which Gayle will embroider into the inside seams and folds of clothes, to make a communal dream tapestry. Contribute here