Grunt Work

with Vida Sačić, Art In Place, Terrain, 2020, Chicago, IL

As spaces of sanctuary shrink and intimate connections are made with utmost discretion, we celebrate the power of the body as canvas and its capacity to reveal, inform, and disclose the poetic and the political. Vida Sačić prints words translated from Croatian folktales and personal journals on garments and pattern pieces constructed out of nylon translucent fabric by Kristin Abhalter Smith. These performative objects reflect an ongoing collaboration responding to relationship, identity, power and strength.

Video: Grunt Work, Video Documentation 1 of 1, 2019


   
                                  


Grunt Work, inflatable dress, installation documentation, printed nylon and thread, dimensions variable up to 72 inches, 2019-2020
© Kristin Abhalter Smith