The Event of the Thread


Limited edition artist book - 300

The Event of the Thread, was a live sculpture created on the 28th September 2014 on the former tenter fields of Higher Mill in Helmshore, UK. The work draws on the areas former activity, its development as the mills closed and the industry became memorialised, and the expression ‘On Tenterhooks’, to explore the shifting relationships between people and place.

The limited edition book Lithograph printed on Conqueror high white woven paper; each book is finished with a foil embossed cover. The book provides an overview of the project, including photographs of the event, an essay by Dani Abulhawa discussing the historic background to the project and the unravelling of the live event, accompanied by extracts of a conversation between Paulette Terry Brien (Director, International 3, now The Grundy, Blackpool ) and the artist. Afterwords by Helmshore Mills Textile Museum, and Paul Kelly, (previously) Senior Arts Development Manager at Lancashire County Council.

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