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Suits

Alex Farrar

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The ‘suits’ archived signals the conclusion of a project that began in 2007 when without any prior experience or technical advice, I made a suit from scratch to wear whenever representing myself as an artist. In 2009, marking the end of my studies in Leeds a replacement ‘suit’ was produced,... ​​Read More

The ‘suits’ archived signals the conclusion of a project that began in 2007 when without any prior experience or technical advice, I made a suit from scratch to wear whenever representing myself as an artist. In 2009, marking the end of my studies in Leeds a replacement ‘suit’ was produced, and with the repetition of labour, the new iteration improved on the initial attempt and suggested a course for the rest of the project: the work would end once a suit was made that was indistinguishable from a professionally crafted example.

Following replacements made in 2011, 2013 and 2014, a suit was produced in 2016 that was indistinct from a professionally made example and the previous attempts were archived by textiles conservators from the University of Amsterdam. the ‘suits’ archived book is structured around reports and documentation produced by the conservators of the ‘suits’, added to which is an inventory of each time a ‘suit’ was worn, with the dates, location and purpose of each intervention, a trove of found images inadvertently capturing them and the contents of the ‘suits’ pockets from each wear.

Published by 7.45 Books
Design by Stéphanie Dondelinger
Text by Laura van Grinsven (translated by Beverley Jackson) and a repurposed text piece by Robert Barry.
23.5 x 18.3 cm
Softcover
80 pages
1st Edition
2016
English