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Diptych, two panels framed and mounted on wooden handles (which can be also removed). 
Each panel is 73 cm wide, made with handwoven upcycled yarn. It is made from the scraps of the manufacturing process of hosiery, saved from the incinerator. Cotton, wool, silk, rings of fabric of all colors, different every time, timed by collections.
This work was inspired by one the symbols shouted in the street protests during the 70s and later forgotten, but whose meaning is not exhausted. The symbol of the holiness of the female body is hereby reproposed in a more personal and intimate way: "corpo a corpo", literally "body to body". 
Carefully and patiently knotted, these fragments of fabric become a thread to weave, and through my hands they become a projection of infinite worlds.
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Corpo a Corpo Sculpture

Patrizia Benedetta Fratus

Italy

Sculpture, Fabric on Soft (Yarn, Cotton, Fabric)

Size: 57.5 W x 73.2 H x 1 D in

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Diptych, two panels framed and mounted on wooden handles (which can be also removed). Each panel is 73 cm wide, made with handwoven upcycled yarn. It is made from the scraps of the manufacturing process of hosiery, saved from the incinerator. Cotton, wool, silk, rings of fabric of all colors, different every time, timed by collections. This work was inspired by one the symbols shouted in the street protests during the 70s and later forgotten, but whose meaning is not exhausted. The symbol of the holiness of the female body is hereby reproposed in a more personal and intimate way: "corpo a corpo", literally "body to body". Carefully and patiently knotted, these fragments of fabric become a thread to weave, and through my hands they become a projection of infinite worlds.

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Multi-paneled Sculpture:Fabric on Soft (Yarn, Cotton, Fabric)

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:57.5 W x 73.2 H x 1 D in

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Ananke is my Goddess, mother of past, present and future. I am guided by necessity, the need for beauty and happiness that I know should be for all: they exist for me only if they are also around me. So “Eutopia” was born. In our culture everything is born in the moment it receives a name, from that moment it becomes possible. “We are such stuff as dreams are made on”, we are our dreams and our hands are the instruments to make them possible. We are made of the tales that were told to us. We are made of the things we believe in, that we see, but we can see only what we know. Eutopia is storytelling, art, the technique that shapes our daily lives. Just like my ancestors left marks about their history on cave walls and pavements, so I perpetuate the gesture using the thread to leave a mark of my present. Eutopia is an upcycling and regeneration project, both of matter and history. Eutopia is the place where you find resources a second before they are incinerated, transforming segments in thread to weave a new weft. Eutopia is the artwork that produces other artworks, and the greatest are discovering the possibility of self-determination, finding one’s self-worth and responsibilities, and the capacity of creating beauty in a place where apparently there wasn’t any left. Eutopia is an artwork/action made also in the context of shelters and places where fragility is protected. I make tapestries that tell fragments of tales, the stories we were told, so to inspire new forms of a possible future society. I incorporate in my tapestry the research of the holiness of our body, which I think is an antidote to violence.

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