Methacrylate (plexiglas), neon light
embroidering: m. 3 – cm. 3 Ø
neon: m. 5 – mm. 15 Ø
The installation Threads advances the research on the theme of clothing that Laura Ambrosi began several years ago. More than fabric and cloth, the artist is interested in everything that unites and holds together the various parts of a garment, as though the piece of clothing were its stitching, even the gesture, which with needle and thread, becomes the basis of the garment.
Yet the crochet needle and thread represented by Laura Ambrosi are unusual tools, of Gulliver-like proportions compared to the artist’s slight figure, made of luminous, transparent material.
Given their size, the methacrylate (plexiglas) and neon used truly become instruments that “perforate” the gallery walls, that go through the windows, carrying what is inside the gallery into the street, and vice versa. Luminous signs between inside and out, between public and private, they ricochet between the two spaces, retracing the repetitive daily gestures of an imaginary needlewoman, of passers-by moving back and forth under the arcades, of the ups and downs of life. (Claudio Cravero)