made by many hands

This is just brilliant! Everything I love about art, community, politics, group creativity, imagination – it could be my manifesto, thank you Cornelia Parker!

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Cornelia Parker’s outstanding art work Magna Carta (an emboidery) brings together people across place, background, ability, perception – a living fabric of contribution and making – a ‘human ecology’ of time and hands.

Beautifully conceptual and resonant, and deftly returning the digitally generated into the hand made, artist Cornelia Parker has created a 13-metre-long embroidery depicting the Magna Carta Wikipedia page, helped by over 200 individuals including prisoners, Jarvis Cocker, Edward Snowden and Baroness Doreen Lawrence.

The embroidery is on display at the British Library until 24 July 2015.

This video is great!

‘For some years Cornelia Parker’s work has been concerned with formalising things beyond our control, containing the volatile and making it into something that is quiet and contemplative like the ‘eye of the storm’. She is fascinated with processes in the world that mimic cartoon ‘deaths’ – steamrollering, shooting full of holes, falling from cliffs and explosions…

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  1. Ian Waterhouse said:

    Hi Bron,

    Thanks for posting this – just got back from Scotland and found it, what an amazing piece of work, the title says it all…

    Sue x

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