Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state. Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.
About my work
I was keen to take part in the #UDHRquilt Project because it feels like the world is going to s--t at the moment and when I don’t know what to do, I like to stitch. I find it personally very meditative, a very gentle yet impactful way to make a statement.
I was particularly drawn to Article 13, as I have a deep affinity to the number 13. When I was reading through the Articles it felt incredibly serendipitous that it talks of freedom of movement, as so many recent world events have found me thinking a great deal about the concept of borders and free movement.
Alabamathirteen is a Yorkshire-born and based artist obsessed with bodies + spaces + horror. Key themes that run through their work include the impact of visual culture on the development of gendered bodies practices; how marginalised groups, particularly women, occupy public space; and how we use our senses to experience bodies and spaces.
Prior to developing their own practice, Alabamathirteen had been a long standing member of the indie craft community. They produced the first-of-its-kind-in-England monthly market showcasing young and emerging independent and alternative designer-makers. They also formed Leeds Craft Mafia, the first full UK-based member of the international Craft Mafia family, which worked to promote, support and develop creativity in Leeds by offering workshops, skill-sharing and opportunities for local independent designer-makers to showcase their work. They also wrote extensively about independent craft and design for a number of online and hardcopy publications.
Alabamathirteen has previously worked on a number of craftivism projects with Sarah Corbett of Craftivist Collective. They have also had their work included in a piece curated by Betsy Greer, the veritable queen of craftivism, for the exhibition CounterCraft: Voices of the indie craft community at the Fuller Craft Museum.