tom hackett: sculpture

stitch in time

Stitch in time, stitched together the floor and ceiling of the judges robing room in the old law courts in Nottingham to create an engulfing mass of fabric strips. Passageways enabled access into the heart of the work. Projected marks pulsed in and out of focus to suggest a living organism. On entering the work the visitor became engulfed in its mass.The work aimed to draw a parallel between the perceived function of the judiciary as a kind of societal homeostasis and a viscerally immersive form.

Curated by David Metcalf and commissioned by NOW Festival as part of 'rites of conviction' alongsided new works by Alistair Maclennan, Virgil Tracey and Jordan McKenzie.