This installation is a daily space “the homeroom of the Textile Woman.” The decoration consists of portraits of women (embroideries) that I have known throughout my life, and I have learned from them or they have changed the path of my life. It is an ongoing Project and the portraits will increase. I have covered everything with decorative fabrics full of patterns to point out the repeated pattern of invisibility and obscuration of knowledge, activities, and life processes, including resistance, produced by women throughout history.
In this same way, I covered my body including my head, with pattern fabrics. Upon entering the room, I clean the space with a blanket that I bring tied to my apron. Then I sit down and while I board the stories of my mother’s life, I invite people to sit next to me and talk about a relevant woman in their lives. Then I give them a card with the name of one of the women portrayed in one of the embroideries on the wall. The space is filled with enormous emotions, stories and memories that acquire significance when people share them in a group. Finally, I asked the person to write the woman’s name on my skirt. Their stories have started an archive that will be in the installation.