My mopping up cloth is worn to threads. Material fatigue.
I can throw it away or mend it, and I decide to adopt an artistic approach: the intention is to repair the cloth using some of its own threads.
I develop a method comprising the following sequence of actions: the cloth is laid on the copier, threads are pulled from it, the copy is sewn using these threads, and a photo is then taken of the copy.
This sequence of actions is repeated until the cloth finally disintegrates altogether.
At the computer, I combine the individual works into a single format, and then sew the large-format printed photo using the last bit of red thread.
My chain of actions culminates in an overall picture in single shots, like a narrative.
I have transposed two opposing processes into one image: the constructive process of sewing/mending and the deconstructive process of unraveling.