Women’s Factory Weekend, a sample.
The intention was to gather those of us who have utilised the Crown Letter, as many as possible, together in one space at one time. This ex bobbin making factory/storage space/design and sculpture studio in rural France is a place I have occupied for 18 years and this is most likely to soon end. The building needed to see a last gathering within this era, a last party, a last burst of creativity, of laughter, of music, voices, conversation and dancing, to be drawn, filmed and photographed to show off its beautiful brutal structure. We made it echo and shake, and we melted in the heat, we also had to submit to it. In this way I saw the Crown Letter carry me again.
En chair et en os
Il fait chaud on étouffe descendons au ruisseau
les pieds dans l’eau glacée
ça gêne quelqu’un si j’enlève mon soutif
je vais chercher mon maillot de bains je ne me sens pas prête à me montrer nue demain peut-être
Drawings from the bobbin factory, after lunch, Bourg-Argental, June 17th 2022.
Woman’s Weekend Factory
Emma Woffenden’s studio Bourg Argentail, France, June 2022
Liveful performance with camera
XXXI mins. ; a tad long but every bit worth it