THE THREAD OF CLOTHO by Paula Noya

THE THREAD OF CLOTHO by Paula Noya

Opening March 10, 2016, 8:00 p.m.

From March 10 to April 9

The concept of this exhibition is the result of Paula Noya’s work in recent years within the fields of photography, drawing, silkscreen printing, and installations.

In the words of Susana Blas this concept is presented as an emotional device [with] fragments of suggestions and emotional evocations in which visitors can recognize themselves by completing the works from their own experience. We often find our destiny on the roads we take to avoid it. Jean de la Fontaine

The exhibition brings together a selection of works that attempt to investigate our destiny and our ability, or inability, to change it through the myth of the fates [Fates] or The Moirae as they are called in ancient Greece.

The  Moiras, in charge of weaving the  thread that governs human destiny, represent the invisibility of women’s work.

This proyect is inspired by Clotho, the youngest of the three Moirae, who prepares the wool in the spinning wheel and also distributes the threads that will weave the life of man:

  • White is the colour upon which it will be woven.
  • The Golden thread (happiness)
  • The Black thread (pain)

Thus, since the birth of mankind have their moments of happiness and pain been predetermined, although as the myth says, only they can decide how to live those moments, thus maintaining their free will…

The ball of yarn as a symbol of the passage of existence has been part of Paula Noya’s imagination since its the beginning. Balls of thread run freely, become tangled or get knotted depending on life’s milestones.

Susana Blas

 “El cuaderno inacabado”

Made by Paula Noya, who will be present along with the designer: Marta Sánchez Marco

On 2 April at 12:30 we present:

Presentation and reading of the work, “El Hilo de Cloto”


Paula Noya’s Exhibition scheduled by MAV (Mujeres en las Artes Visuales / Women in the visual arts) at the Bienal Miradas de Mujeres 2016.

Activity within Bienal Miradas de Mujeres 2016 program organised by MAV.

Other activities of Paua Noya at La Factoria de Papel:

Images of the inauguration