Celia Pym is an hybrid soul who plays between two profession at a first impact very far from each other: the nurse and the knitter. Even before achieving her studies in nursing in 2013, she focused herself in mending, making it one of her big passion and also the central part of her projects. In this way the workshop Parallel Practices (2016), was born: a dissection room, some wool needles, around twenty participants and their used wool garments.
Pym deals with the inducements quite as they were their owners, she’s interested in the stories that they bring with them, declaring: they are stories of loss, life and guilt. By breaking, these objects have betrayed the secrets of the bodies that have chosen and worn them. She teaches how to take care of them and how to mend them, comparing the act of mending to several spots of care and straying in decorativism and in the artistic field. In the shoes of a surgeon, she sews again with love these garments and their stories, to give them back to their owners with a new agreement of loyalty and beauty.
Thanks to: Caterina Santullo