Iron, lace

600cm x 200cm x 200cm

Credits Anna Mostardi

One of the aspects that has most stricken the human imaginary is the industriousness of the spider, along with a great technical precision that the animal shows in weaving its web. This methodical and machinc process led me into thinking how the weaving work of the spider could be compared to the female work. The spider is the Great Mother, able to weave relationships rather than breed them. It is she who interrogates modern history’s narrations and refrains, and that with her weaving challenges every category, animal/man, male/female.

As with the phenomenon of Tarantismo, our bodies become vessels that intertwine in a creation able to give life to collaborative and interspecies practices and able to participate to a gender narrative that wants to reinforce new ways of proposing futures. In this sense, the mutation plays the role of the driving force where the knots produce entities that stay together, that develop, communicate and create stratified textiles, like spiders do.