"Art making is a form of alchemy, in a way, because you are trying…to make gold from nothing. When it works very well is when you manage to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary."
From the series, "Exclusive"
Filmed in 2002, Kiki Smith discusses the housewares and other everyday objects that she created for Homework, her solo exhibition at The Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Smith is constantly making jewelry, drawings, and sculptures at her Manhattan home, and brought a long list of potential projects to the Fabric Workshop where she was an artist-in-residence. With the help of their expert technicians and expansive facilities, she transformed her ideas into new objects, including a reversible doll, decorative wallpaper, and a woven blanket.
CREDITS: Producer: Ian Forster. Consulting Producer: Wesley Miller & Nick Ravich. Interview: Eve Moros Ortega. Camera: Tom Hurwitz & Ken Kobland. Sound: Bill Wander. Editor: Morgan Riles. Artwork Courtesy: Kiki Smith & The Fabric Workshop & Museum. Theme Music: Peter Foley.
Exclusive is supported, in part, by by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; 21c Museum Hotel, and by individual contributors.