During my residency at Civitella Ranieri I conceived of an unexpected artwork, related to the project I had planned in Sydney. My interest in archeology, speculating what might be found in centuries to come about our times, coalesced in a series of collages on the shapes of a pattern for a large ‘hoody’ – sleeves, pocket, front, back, etc. This garment has over time become gender free, worn by people of all ages, but remains resonant of ‘hanging out’, gangs, and conversely, the intra-personal, protection, anonymity. The hoody pattern’s shapes are collaged with trash off Sydney streets: an ‘archeological’ representation of the early C21st zeitgeist. At the end of the residency the artwork was exhibited, pegged on a clothesline in the Civitella Ranieri Gallery, with Fellows, Pelagi Gbaguidi and Anna Daniell.
Bonita Ely exhibits her collaged hoody patterns in the Civitella Ranieri Gallery.