Part of Paulette et Jacques, installations developed in the artist studio through 2018. Paulette et Jacques is a body of work realised under Dupré’s new project Couture, began in late 2016. Couture investigates the performativity of drawing through stitching. Combining stitching and drawing with the practice of memory, the project aims to develop a hybrid practice, through temporary experimental installations – aesthetic encounters for drawing and textile-based works.

Couture de raccord
Stich: Reconfigured antique seam. Surjet antique (couture de raccord). Joining stitch.

Washi (Japanese paper), Kozo (mulberry); linen napkins; polyester and linen threads; white glass-headed steel pins; dressmaking steel pins; dowel pine rods, double ended galvanised metal suspension wire, self adhesive white plastic ceiling hooks; galvanised metal S hooks.

Washi paper piece: 0m98 H x 0m48 W
Napkinspiece: 1m42 H x 0m53 W

Overall dimensions
H: from floor to ceiling: 3m20
1m80 W x 0m52 D

Point de chausson (envers), 2018. Installation.
Stitch: Herringbone stitch (front to back). Point de chausson (envers). Embroidery and joining stitch.

Washi (Japanese paper), Kozo (mulberry); linen tablecloth; polyester and linen threads; white glass-headed steel pins; dressmaking steel pins, large plastic head hat pins; cup metal hooks; dowel pine rods, double ended galvanised metal suspension wire, self adhesive white plastic ceiling hooks; galvanised metal S hooks.

Washi paper piece: 1m88 H x 0m97 W
Table cloth piece: 2m33 x 1m17

Overall dimensions
H: from floor to ceiling: 3m20
3m20 W x 0m25 D