Clothing Autonomy (1)

Clothing Autonomy

“We often talk about food autonomy: here, I’m talking instead about clothing autonomy. This might seem superficial to some, but making my clothes myself, drawing and inventing them so that they resemble me, so that they truly become a second skin, is a gesture that reminds me of writing. The fabrics, the threads, the wool are manipulated like words. It’s harder, for me, to succeed in making what I want with a sweater than with a paragraph, but these are both crafts that take time to learn, and mastery comes with practice. The writer Cajetan Larochelle recently said that manual work is ‘meditaction,’ and I find the word to be well chosen.”

Audrée Wilhelmy

Read more here: Audrée Wilhelmy: “Clothing Autonomy” Field Note PDF