Ann Hamilton, (kaph • glove), 1997. Silk organza and thread, 33 gloves, 12 x 8.5 x 1.5 in. Below: Ann Hamilton and Susan Stewart, CHANNEL and MIRROR, 2016. Cloth and film reel, dimensions variable.

Ann Hamilton


Fabric Workshop and Museum

In an interview published by Philadelphia’s FringeArts (2016), Ann Hamilton described the dual impulses behind her four-decadelong practice and the multi-site exhibition she had recently mounted in the city: “Watching a raw material become a single thread, join other thread to become a warp or weft of a cloth or carpet, holds for me all the possibilities for making; sewing and writing are for me two parts of the same hand.” Organized by the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Hamilton’s sprawling text and textile project, habitus, consisted of a site-specific public installation on the abandoned Municipal Pier 9, which was part of the FringeArts live arts festival; an exhibition at FWM of her fabric works and artifacts related to the region’s textile history; and an online collection of literary texts about the social meanings of cloth contributed by visitors at …see the entire review in the print version of June’s Sculpture magazine.