Ten thousand needles

installation

3500 x 1200 sm

clothes, needles

First Feminalle of contemporary art, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

2019

A panel of clothes pierced with tailor pins is a part of the series of works dedicated to the problem of the clothing oversupply in the modern world, the problem of the labor systems in which people are forced to work in inhuman conditions for poor pay. While I painstakingly, monotonously pierced every inch of used clothes with tailor pins, I constantly experienced physical pain, scratching and hurting my fingers.

Ten Thousand Needles symbolize ten thousand sewing machines, ten thousand workers painstakingly working to meet the consumption demands of the clothing industry.