Wool Project


The work Wool Project was created in Brooklyn, New York in 1996. Hildur utilized a public laundromat to wash and dry wool clothing that was purchased at a Red Cross store, where she washed and dried the clothing repeatedly on the highest temperature setting. The wool fibres responded to the heat and friction of the washer and dryer by shrinking and tightening together. After many rounds of this process, the clothing was reduced to only fragments of their original size. – Hildur Bjarnadóttir