FestA, a festival that encompasses all the SESC community centers in the state of São Paulo, invited the artist to present her performance "Handmade Dreams" during the 2-day event, on Saturday at Sesc Consolação and on Sunday at Sesc Araraquara.
FestA is an invitation to discover, in a festive weekend, this lively quest for creative learning - with activities that also reflect the schedule of regular courses and workshops on offer. An occasion during which new ways of seeing and exploring the world may emerge, creating art and forging culture.
The technique is ancient, but the dimension that Anne Galante uses in her performance is new and refocuses attention on the importance of these handicrafts to the world.
Using big needles and thread, she weaves a huge futon for people to lie down on and remember their dreams. Anne Galante's mission is to preserve these techniques and recover the health benefits of creating a handmade product, promote wellness and reflect on conscious consumption and production. Fashion is not just for the fashion world; everyone wears clothes, and often people have no idea how cruel the production process can be.
In these hectic times where everything is "fast", she proposes an alternative to this frenetic pace by offering a deliberate “slowness”. While she knits, the audience interacts by watching a slow movement that stitch by stitch forms a giant work of art. Just like in our dreams, if we take the first steps, it will slowly become reality.