Performance with Sewing Machines

  • Divya Patel
Proposed by Nimisha Parmar and stimulated by Nimisha’s involvement in the Suits and Saris exhibition at the then New Walk Museum (2012), this multi-layered project involves sourcing cloth from local residents and businesses and making new pieces of clothing, on site with a group of sewers and presenting them as costume for Peepul Culture performances. Divya Patel has conceived a performance that highlights the demands of the fashion industry and addresses sustainability of both fashion and human activity.
22nd September 2022
Socially Engaged Practice and Performance.
About the Artist:
Divya Patel is a Pattern Cutter in the Fashion Industry with a commitment to sustainability. Divya has a large stock of cloth including offcuts, and a collection of sewing machines ready-to-go.