This series of work evolves around the idea of rest. Rest in the double meaning of something left behind and of moment of stop and relax.
All pieces are entirely made with products at “rest”, leftovers, wornouts,. Old textiles and other objects normally thrown away.
The embroiderie technique is the one our grandmothers used to repair holes in garments (mostly socks). This darment work was done in the evening, before going to bed especially in winter, it was work but also a kind of rest.
And also a smile about these colorful associations of nonsense, worn on the body, ornamental, strange but also so familiar, might mean a moment of rest.
Works from “The Rest of” series (2007-2009) by Doris Maninger.
Treballs de la sèrie ”The Rest of” (2007-2009) de la Doris Maninger.