The woven cloth, the sheet of plywood, the block of knit, the roll of tarp- when left alone, these materials straddle spaces of completion and projected function. They are halfway through their lines of production, their lifetimes- completed in their forms and awaiting further instructions. But what if we reimagine this lifetime, this production line? What if we fold it over itself, cut it up and overlap it, undo the binary of implied function? I’m interested in materials and objects that defy function, living in production limbo. I propose a reimagining of function, a recontextualizing of assumptions around objects, materials, bodies, and identities.
Sophia DeJesus-Sabella lives and works in Connecticut.
She graduated with honors in Fibers from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2019.
CV available upon request.