As with Waiting for you, Sewn too was inspired by the morning meditation sessions with my then 9-year-old son Luca. We used to sit in front of one another and breathe in silence. Sometimes we opened our eyes and anchored our attention onto each other's eyes.
For this variation, I invited the sitter to choose a colourful thread which I then sewed between our t-shirts.
After some time, I offered the sitter a pair of scissors, so that s/he cut the thread connecting us.
Upon leaving, the sitter and I kept half thread hanging from the t-shirt, tangible trace of our time spent together.
At the end of the performance my t-shirt was full of many colourful threads from all the encounters that had taken place.
The encounter with the audience was always twofold: a one-to-one, silent and quiet, privileged in the intimate space of a mat, whilst the other consisted of a fluid crowd watching the first.