Hanging out the Laundry


By Debora Alanna

Hanging out the Laundry

2011
Balcony Gallery
Curated by Christine Clark

12 works: Wire frame, clothes, plaster, pen lights
.75 m x .5 m aprox. (each)
Debora Alanna: I think there is more than laundry, there is ‘Mistress Quickly’,
laundress and so much else. (Merry Wives of Windsor/Shakespeare)
And the stream of streams, the Balcony proved to move thoughts:”This stream had been the good angel of my thoughts all the day,
keeping them ever moving and ever fresh, cleansing and
burnishing them, quite an open-air laundry of the mind.”

(The Quest of the Golden Girl/Gallienne)
Will stares of clothed apparitions last the month?How transitory are our hopes and fears,
that they need to be wrung out
more frequently than our clothes?
Laundry is a comfort,
if it does nothing but allow time to pass
thoughtfully in the open air.