My Naegleria Fowleri 2171’ is the last of my Time-Counters series in which traces of time remain visible on textile.
The circles’ initial form is marked on the textile with a pencil and it gets slowly modified by the tightened threads during the process, defining in this way the works’ final pattern.
The embroidery evolves independently until the initial space is fully filled up. The minutes spent for the operation are marked on the textile, in this case 2171 min.
With My Naegleria Fowleri 2171’ a dialogue with sound is introduced by touch, reactivating the time captured on the textile in the past, in the present. The spectator becomes part of the work through the contact of his own hand with the embroidery, and enables an actual dimension, renovated and renewable, in addition to what already had been.
The Naegleria takes its name from the ‘brain-eating’ amoeba, lethal for the human organism with an average waiting time of nearly 6 days.