It Was The Loom That Broke My Heart is a multimedia installation created by visual artist Marie-Claire Lacey and sonic artist Adam Stearns which will be exhibited at French Street Gallery during Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival 2023.
This collaborative exhibition responds to the sociohistorical significance of the site, originally used as a weaving and dyeworks. Adam and Marie create a series of audiovisual artworks informed by research into the building, its heritage and the effects of industrialisation on traditional weaving processes.
Marie-Claire is a multimedia artist interested in intersections between the personal, social and political, and uses art to uncover hidden experiences; whether personal, private worlds, or stories silenced by society. Marie values creativity as a tool for connection, transformation, and collective healing.
Adam is a sonic artist and composer. His work encompasses fixed media, live performance, installation, and moving image. Inspired by communities, heritage, identity, queerness, and socio-cultural phenomena, Adam’s work often tells a story of a place, person, or community.
Opening Times: 8th-17th of September 2023 (open Sat-Sun between 11am and 5pm / Mon-Fri between 12-3pm).
Supported through the Jerwood New Work Fund and Creative Scotland’s Open Fund.