Suck Up 2002 felt, suture thread, epoxy resin, pigment, metal, glass, 168x20x23 cms and 43x25x25 cms
Illusions of Security (for Joseph Beuys), 2002 (detail) felt, epoxy resin, pigment, 43x51x22 cms.
Joan Livingstone makes powerful installations incorporating felt, stitch and epoxy resin. There is a very good book about her work published by Telos. Joan has also edited a new book called The Object of Labour - Art, Cloth and Cultural Production, published by MIT press.
'The Object of Labor explores the personal, political, social, and economic meaning of work in the context of art and textile production. The seventeen essays cover topics ranging from art-making practices to labor history and the effects of globalization as seen through art and labor. The artists’ projects--twelve striking and beautiful eight-page, full color spreads--conduct parallel investigations into art, cloth, and work. '