Her body recalled her to herself. I sit here above and between three planes—pliable planes—that lay parallel. Parallels are key in weaving! said a length of twine, parallel threads are organised threads; parallel threads don’t tangle. I hear that parallel planes are planes that never meet.
Rain beating on a low roof recalled her to herself. Double-cloth is a weaving method where two or more layers of fabric are woven simultaneously on a loom. The layers may be connected at the edges or at any number of places, within the fabric. It is this simultaneity on the loom (same place, same time) that allows for the intersection of planes. A simultaneity of practices also permits intersections. I enjoy the meeting of parallels.
The cold of her sheets recalled her to herself. Palimpsests are dynamic material and temporal objects. A triangular text: Palimpsest is a novel in three parts, distinct but not discrete parts (unresponsive bed-clothes that on further consideration were parchment). Hipparchia—Raymonde—Helen; Rome—London—Egypt. And repetition is intrinsic to texture, said the length of twine.
Jordi Infeld’s practice is grounded in the relationship between text and textile, working predominantly between writing and weaving. She has an ongoing interest in time, particularly its connections with materiality, and how this can be explored through weaving.
She is currently a PhD candidate at Deakin University researching in Literary Studies. Her thesis focuses on the role of temporality in the relationship between text and textile and merges craft and academic approaches to knowledge. She undertook an artist residency in Itoshima, Japan in February 2019 and has studied weaving in Melbourne and Kyoto. She is currently based in Melbourne.