the body is seemingly solid
the threads, they hold it together
it is not a knot
at the end
but a common tension
passed back and forth
these fabrics seemed to draw out
to hold an energy
we could no longer hold ourselves
held by each other
by a rock
near a tree
with the light
from a window
a force of embodiment
This handmade artist edition is made to order.
Excerpted spreads were scanned with the fabrics from the photos overlaid behind. Book is sewn and bound together with silk pink thread. All poems are set in Garamond. Photographs and poems by Jessica Dillon and Karolina Lavergne.
An excerpt of Body Threads has been published in the Capilano Review's ti-TCR 19: on ritual, a webfolio, edited by Lauren Lavery. The chapbook is live on The Capilano Review's website to view and download: https://thecapilanoreview.com/project/ti-tcr-19/
"...Rituals often begin physically in the body, manifesting as a sequence of actions, gestures, thoughts, and intentions, which eventually form into habits. We might consider a humble ritual... The pieces included in ti-TCR 19: on ritual resonate firstly through their varied bodies—bodies made from a continuous line or of fraying fabric; bodies cast in bronze and soap or formed from wet cut grass; bodies traveling over ancestral lands; bodies covered in band-aids." -- Editor's note
Jessica Dillon & Karolina Lavergne, 2021
$38 + shipping
5.5” x 3.75” x 0.75”
Handmade, glued and sewn.
Made to order