lnu.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
The sewing circle method of working under cover
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Cultural Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0858-0287
2011 (English)Conference paper, (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This presentation is a means of conceptually examining the sewing circle as under cover method to induce power into an unequal power structure. I will introduce historical as well as artistic predecessors. Historically, the sewing circle seems to have been used disguising power under the cloak of meeting for an ostensibly lesser cause while really discussing important matters. Women have created semi-secret discussion groups, let the men have the formal power, but not formally renounced the power of influence. The sewing society is another example of a covert public realm where women have turned the unpaid time to benefit the community. It is more open in form than the closed circle and is known to have existed in Sweden at least since 1840. Throughout the twentieth century this labour has been professionalised within handicraft associations while lately venturing into relational aesthetics. During the presentation I will exemplify with some of the many contemporary artists who have continued to use the under cover method of the sewing circle as well as the power to transform private household chores into public art.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011.
National Category
Art History
Research subject
Humanities, Art science
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-11565OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-11565DiVA: diva2:414800
Conference
ISEA2011 ISTANBUL, The 17 th International Symposium on Electronic Art 14-21 September 2011
Projects
Patchwork Panel: Conceptualising Seams that Separate and Stitch Together
Available from: 2011-05-04 Created: 2011-05-04 Last updated: 2017-04-19Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Rosenqvist, Johanna
By organisation
School of Cultural Sciences
Art History

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

Total: 84 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf