Making laces was allways an activity meant to integrate women from the local community. They would make laces together, sing, talk and share their joys and sorrows. They give each other advice and support. I observed these meetings in many countries and I have always sensed a strong emotional bond between these women, full of closeness and warmth.
The installation ‘Lacemakers from Póvoa da Atalaia’ commemorates the vanishing relations, built on the basis of integration and the supportive role of the female circle of lace makers.