"One fastmoving response to the Covid-19 crisis has been Danielle Vaughan’s Pandemic Pullover Project 2020. This is a collaborative work for which the artist has passed woollen pullovers around her community, inviting them to stitch messages into the wool. The resulting expressions of hope and despair, often in contradiction with each other, are the threads which run through these wearable canvases, offering human warmth, even in the midst of a Winter lockdown." - Mark Sheerin, art writer.
Limited in social activities and being permitted one walk per day, I invited my neighbours to record these unprecedented times, in stitch, onto the colourful jumpers, rotating them and sharing them further to friends of friends extending the social inclusion. Some participants were shielding so I used my daily walk to collect and deposit jumpers to continue the operation, recording these visits of doorstep conversations. How best to display both the jumpers and the conversations is under discussion, below is the latest rendering.
During Lockdowns our conversations take place on doorsteps.
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