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Barocco, 2009-2019 Global collaborative embroidery & performance.

Art Dubai 2009 The Royal Academy, London 2010?? Valcellina Award, Italy 2012 Gallery Maeght, Paris 2012 Rook & Raven Gallery 2015

50 Embroiderers. 15 Countries. 1 Dress

Funded by the British Council, Barocco is a decade-long embroidery project by British artist Kirstie Macleod that is centred around a single red dress.

Since 2009, the dress has traveled around the world being continuously embroidered and added to by 50 different participants to date.

Taken from the ancient Portuguese word for a “rough or imperfect pearl”, Barocco is a performance piece where Kirstie Macleod sits within a central perspex cube wearing and embroidering the ornate red dress that fills the tiny space around her.