MICHAËLLE SERGILE - PORTRAIT

 Textiles, textualité et identité is an exhibition reflecting on the different positions and discourse that fiber can carry. Working initially on how sound is physically transcribed into fabric, the artist highlights a poem, The Mask, recited by writer Maya Angelou. Inspired by the sonogram produced by the poem, the artist creates a weaving code that allows her to accentuate by making tangible the political presence of laughter and silence.

We wear the mask

2019

Sculptural installation: Weaving in cotton - alpaca and acrylic. Wooden supports. Sonogram and code on vinyl.


We wear the mask is a work exploring the translation of sound into textiles. This time, inspired by a sonogram, I created a code to be able to weave the voice of Maya Angelou reciting the poem The Mask. Following the example of Rosa Parks' laughter, Maya Angelou defines laughter as a survival apparatus. She describes the interactions of black and white communities in the 1970s by explaining that when you are in a position whereit is difficult, if not impossible, to express yourself without paying the consequences, laughter becomes a kind of statement.

 

 

MICHAËLLE SERGILE PHOTOGRAPHED BY SABRINA JOLICOEUR - WEARING RAD HOURANI UNISEX CLASSIC COLLECTION

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