Agustina Woodgate wants to give garments a voice by sewing poets in them. She goes to local thrift stores to secretly sew the poets into the clothes. Before she goes to the store she pre-thread some needles and she prints lines from Sylvia Plath and Li Po onto clothing labels. She came up with this idea as a project for the O Miami Poetry Festival.
Sewing poems in clothes in a way is giving the garments a voice. Concerning designer Agustina Woodgate we are in relation — with others, with things, with the world. This being-in-relation, is a way of perceiving, a mode of moving, a narrative of global truths designed by cultural fictions. Sewing poems in clothes is a way of bringing poetry to everyday life just by displacing it, by removing it from a paper to integrate it and fuse it with our lives. Sometimes little details are stronger when they are separated from where they are expected to be.
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