Listening to the Texture
June 2022 - May 2023
The project focuses on the daily lives of women textile workers and pays attention to the soundscapes in which these women are immersed during their working hours. In the textile industry, more than 50% of the workforce are young women aged 17-34, who face many issues caused by cheap, uninsured, and non-union labour.
The objective of this project is to create an audio composition using sounds heard in workplaces by women working in the textile industry, as well as to listen to their voices and words. In the heart of this work lie the interviewees' voices being heard as well as how they participate or ignore their workplace sounds.
One cornerstone of this project is to create a platform on which textile workers can freely express their struggle against cheap, uninsured and non-unionised labour. Through the resulting composition sound piece, new connections and experiences will emerge beyond the borders of the space and people within.