The world is a verb
2022 - ongoing

The world is a verb is an ongoing project in which pieces of used clothing are re-imagined by turning them inside out and sewing additional labels within their seams. The labels hold stories about the transference and metamorphoses between matter, energy, language and memory. A series of t-shirts are this way made to be a walking publication.

Two editions have so far been launched, including texts that are the result of ongoing encounters, working processes and personal observations. In addition to my own writing, I invite people who’s work I feel affiliates, to share stories, notes, poems or drafts to be transformed into a series of micro-essays.

Contributors so far include: Chaveli Sifre, Daniel de Paula (forthcoming), Daisy Hildyard, Laurie Anderson, Mihnea Mircan, Robin Wall Kimmerer and Zazie Stevens.

The title embroidered on the shirt’s chest is set in Dove’s type, which was recovered from river Thames after nearly a century underwater.

limited t-shirts available

embroideries on second hand t-shirts, micro-essays printed on PET-labels.

image 1,2 exhibition view photo: Vibeke Mascini
image 3 exhibition view RADIUS CCA / photo: Joris van den Einden
image 4,5 scans: Vibeke Mascini

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