Susan Joy Rippberger - Lingering art project - video performance image

the Lingering, slipping away:

In 2008 I began working with the idea of slips as vestiges from 1950s/1960s Americana, and as transcripts from an earlier era. In live performances and short films I re-traced the role that slips have played in women’s lives. Most of us wore slips, to lounge in at home and as an undergarment when we went out. The slip series allows me to explore themes of private and public dress, and to enact the preparing, storing, and wearing of these pieces in a contemplative way. I began working with slips as a sculptural medium, folded in piles, hanging knotted from hooks on the wall, woven into grid-like sculptures, and fired inside a clay shell. The ritual process of preparing and embodying the slip became part of performances where I layer slip after slip, one on top of the other.

Lingering art project - image called hanging

Lingering art project image

Lingering art project - knotted installation - Tied in knots image

Tied in knots

Lingering art project - weaving sculpture - The Slip Grid image

The Slip Grid

Lingering art project - Cast in Clay image

Cast in Clay

  Adobe Bookstore window performance, 16th Street, San Francisco, 2009  Preparing and Embodying Slips

Adobe Bookstore window performance, 16th Street, San Francisco, 2009 Preparing and Embodying Slips

Lingering window performance image Lingering window performance image

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