Textile Revolution: Interview with internationally-acclaimed artist Kirstie Macleod

I was recently fortunate enough to interview internationally acclaimed artist Kirstie Macleod for Somerset Life magazine, as she has settled in the county. My piece concentrates on her Barocco project, which started out as a performance piece where Kirstie herself sat within a central Perspex cube wearing and embroidering the ornate red dress that filled the tiny space around her. In the 7 years since then the dress has traveled around the world being continuously embroidered and added to by 50 different participants to date.

“What started out as a roll of red fabric has now become a powerful piece examining cultural identity, and the merging of boundaries.”

You can read the feature online here.

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