Sabatina Leccia is a young French artist currently working in Tartu for one month with the program Tartu Artist in Resdience (TAiR http://
The theme of Sabatina’s residency is sustainability and recycling, thus she was set out to give a second life to an object destined for destruction: the plastic bag. As a symbol of consumption (and overconsumption), it embodies an utilitarian relationship with the world, and it is precicely this relationship that Sabatina wanted to question.
By using embroidery as a technique on the plastic bags, Sabatina placed the obects in a different time frame, that of slow contemplation. By doing this, she brought together the ephemeral/perishable and the eternal, creating a meeting space between the plastic and the perennial beauty. This two-way perspective is the basis for her work that invites you to daydream.
The final exhibition is an aerial installation of the finished works. Some of the bags exhibited have been embroidered solely by Sabatina. Some others are the outcome of a workshop she conducted in the Print and Paper Museum, where participants used antique presses to print different verses in different languages on the bags.
Opening the Thursday 28th of May at 6:00 PM at loomemajanduskeskus (Kalevi 13)
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