- SHU-SHU-SHUM free-motion embroidery practice creating multisensorial experiences
- Tutor: Kristi Kuusk, PhD and Taavi Hallimäe, MA
- Machine embroidery, paper, video
I stitch, touch, listen and observe the sounds and textures that appear when the sewing machine’s needle stitches material, creating a series of multilayered artworks on paper. I represent it with the title Shu-shu-shum, meaning sound and noise making.
I explore the process of free-motion machine embroidery as a multi-sensorial experience (vision, sound, touch, smell). Artwork series are my subjective tactile experiences and understandings formed through drawing, painting, stitching, sound and video recordings.
I aim to share my experiences and collaborate through the technique of free-motion embroidery using a sewing machine for embroidery and paper. Paper can be moved freely in all directions creating marks and textures while stitching. My experimentation involves other people creating collaborative pieces containing a personal story and multisensorial characteristics.
Finally, I introduce the stitched samples to other people to understand the technique’s potential to trigger the multi-sensorial experiences of emotions, memories and associations. I present video recordings of the process along with my stitched art pieces.
All photographs by Reti Kokk.