Pap Souleye Fall’s radical-ritual sewing on Artblog Radio
Roberta interviews Pap Souleye Fall about his unique body suits, stitched up while he is wearing them. Pap is also a wonderful maker of sculptural installations, and he's a dancer. Give a listen! - Artblog editor

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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!)

Pap is in a summer show, Powdered Mass, taking place at New Boone. The show is part of the Tyler Summer School Intensive, in which Pap participated.

Artists in the show are: Marissa Boyer, Sally Caruso, Andrew Cerami, Pap Souleye Fall, Noah Huber, Olivia Jia, Bingyu Jiang, Emily Kraus, Cara Miller, Sam Ritter, Amy Rosenberg and Reese Takkunen.

Powdered Mass will be up from July 18th to July 21st. Opening Reception will be July 19th from 4:00-6:30 PM.

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