From the Vault, Pap Souleye Fall’s radical-ritual sewing on Artblog Radio
In this From the Vault post, listen to our 2016 audio podcast with Pap Souleye Fall, a 2017 UArts graduate, whose work is featured at the Galleries at Moore in the 5 into 1 exhibit, up til June 24, 2017. Pap's performance- and sewing-based works are spiritual and community focused and great.

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Pap Souleye Fall makes things to show and sell, like hats and shirts. Sometimes he makes things for himself, like the body suit he wore to our interview.

Pap Souleye Fall
Pap Souleye Fall wearing his body suit at Galleries at Moore’s radio booth.

The artist has a particular way of making clothing for himself that involves a kind of ritual of sewing himself in and ripping out the stitches to get himself out and then re-stitching himself back in.

Pap Souleye Fall in his body suit
Pap Souleye Fall in his body suit

He showed me his toes, individually delineated in his suit, and as he spoke it seemed to me the art suit was part skin and part religious garb, the latter, filled with deep personal meaning. The young artist is also playful in his approach to making things, and he’s serious about returning to his home country of Senegal to start an art center, post graduation from University of the Arts in 2017.

Pap Souleye Fall showing his full body suit (down to the toes!)
Pap Souleye Fall showing his full body suit (down to the toes!)
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