Textiles, textualité et identité is an exhibition reflecting on the different positions and discourse that fiber can carry. Working initially on how sound is physically transcribed into fabric, the artist highlights a poem, The Mask, recited by American writer Maya Angelou. Inspired by the sonogram produced by the poem, the artist creates a weaving code that allows her to accentuate by making tangible the political presence of laughter and silence.
Secondly, Michaëlle Sergile presents a whole new textile exploration inspired by Chapter 5 (May) of The Skin We’re In by Canadian journalist, writer and activist Desmond Cole. Inspired this time by her own archives, the artist takes a look at exhaustion and the almost vital need to recharge.