Studio 24

Bloc Studios

Sheffield UK

© 2019 Janie Moore

IN PETTO

A performance piece using ink, fabric and water

This piece was a collaborative performance with Katherine Jones. Words were written onto sheets of fabric, that when washed, were released into water. Because water is said to hold memory. And the more words washed, the darker it became. 

The fabric was then hung out to dry on a series of lines placed between the person washing, and the person writing. The traces of words remain, as something once said, which can't be taken back. And when something is withdrawn, it is betrayed by the remnants of it's presence. Like muscle memory, echoed in the repetition of the process. The sheets of fabric like dermal layers, retain what's written within.