threadbare, final

threadbare is an attempt to interpret a personal heart disorder through a sewing machine interface. I sewed to the cadence of my resting heartbeat and disordered heartbeat captured through a microphone and a Pulse Amped sensor. By using a free motion quilting foot to sew, I was controlled by the size of my hoop but was able to move in any direction I wanted. The resulting yardage was sewn into a basic t-shirt. The t-shirt mimics what it feels like when my symptoms flare: it is poorly constructed, too tight, and impossible to wear, with delicate linework (vein work) embedded into the thin organza skin.

threadbare exists in two forms, the t-shirt as object and and a demonstration/performance of how the yardage was constructed.




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