Gesture Archive: Florence Street School

Scratched lines surround a keyhole. An arrow points in what was once the right direction. Water slowly seeping. A dark splatter of a stain on a wooden floor. A broken window.

In this work the evidence of gestures, repetitive and momentary, within Florence Street School are woven together in a fragmented narrative of a quilt, revealing a pattern of the place and retracing its history.

The quilt, traditionally made with fabric that is arranged into a carefully constructed pattern, serves as a way to construct the narrative of the space through care and appreciation.