Hi Elizabeth! It was so great to have you and Zephyr at Praxis again! We already miss the sound of little nails clacking around the studio <3
Weaving on: Lou
Joining us from: Bronx, NY
Tell us about yourself and what led you to the residency?
I am an artist and domestic worker (nanny) in New York City. A lot of my studio and participatory art practice focuses on the necessity to work for survival and its intrinsic connection to debt.
Have you had any previous experience with Digital Weaving or Jacquard?
I first encountered the TC2 at Oregon College of Art and Craft. Then later at Cranbrook and now at Praxis. I am so excited to come back to Praxis. I love creating text based work on the TC2 and challenge myself to learn something new every time. This residency is so unique and necessary because it provides access to this loom outside of an institutional setting. Thank you!
Any goals for the residency you'd like to share?
My first stay with Praxis in 2022 I worked on a woven documentary, ‘If You Don’t Owe Somebody’. This time around I’ll start the residency by revisiting a phrase I started thinking and working with in the pandemic: ‘Take Notice Give Care.’ I aim to work on this phrase and its ability to change order and meaning, e.g. 'Give Notice, Take Care’. Then I’ll continue my residency by exploring more text based work in relation to work and debt.
Learn more at elizabethshoby.com, @shobystudio, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org