Digitilly and the Motherboard
Craft Contemporary, Craft Vic, October 2020
CiPi lived streamed across a number of afternoon sessions during October the making of a digital being called Digitilly.
Digitilly started gradually come to life through the making of a costume and a large Motherboard quilt. CiPi chatted about the artwork’s concepts of Care, Digital Life and our Environment. The live streamed sessions from CiPi’s Castlemaine studio were a mix of sewing, pattern making and problem solving.
On the work table were the makings of a Motherboard quilt that forms a vital connection for the creation of a superhero character Digitilly. She will also need a costume (probably more than one) as well as a set of tools, possibly shoes, definitely a bag and absolutely a mask.
She is interested in how an Ethic of Care might make incursions into the NeoLiberal world we live in, particularly now, in the time of Covid-19. As we are even more connected digitally and separated by distance and the wearing of masks, how will we grow, and make, a more connected healthy web of relationships?
This embroidery was started in early 2020, I felt a strong need to go into some kind of shutdown mode, give myself some time to fire things out. Then come Covid-19. The Maintenance Mode embroidery is featured in Analogue Zine and the Covid-19 Quilt project.