Learn more about the incredible exhibit series book of the bound, on display at Moore Library Sept. 21—Nov. 19, by attending a virtual talk with literary and visual artist Carletta Carrington Wilson on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 2 p.m.
Through artist books, mixed-media collage and installations, Carletta Carrington Wilson’s work has been described as “decorative with a message.” Through the exploration of the “text” of textiles, her works evolve along a path in which cloth is a visual and literary medium. Wilson deconstructs language, the language of trade that has functioned to un/form human beings, yet in/form modes of production, reproduction and an individual’s place in society.
A recording of this event will be posted on the library's YouTube channel.
About the exhibit:
Carletta Carrington Wilson's series, book of the bound, is based upon the crucial role cloth plays in the fabric of a society reliant on the labor of slaves. She will discuss which fabrics were essential to the growth and development of the transatlantic trade in slaves and the caste of cloth that arose to define an individual's place and status.
While the fabrics binding the books of book of the bound are ornate, colorful emblems of beauty, under their grasp, an author's voice has even clasped, closed off, each page held fast by a fibered narrative of cloth. Thus, a text of textiles, of fibrous fonts forming poetic structures that belie the silence they contain.
Learn more about Carletta's work on her website: carlettacarringtonwilson.com
This event is part of Tacoma Reads 2021. Tacoma Reads: read the book, join the conversation. #tacomareads