XX XY Blue

Lada Neoberdina
Acrylic painting, varnish
Drawing according to a lace pattern (France, the early 20th century)
3 x 10 m
The park of the Teinturerie
Roubaix, France

In the frame of
« Next Génération(s) » programm
« XU2020 Expériences Urbaines » festival
by La Condition Publique
Roubaix, France
© Julien Pitinome - Collectif OEIL

The concept of the series «XX XY Embroidery» is inspired by the cross-stitch embroidery - xxxx. However, the old pattern is modified by incorporating a (Y). This (Y) is the symbol of the male sex chromosome, and it forms together with the female sex chromosome (X), a pair of binary «shortcuts» - XY and XX.
The drawing presents other combinations: XXX, XXY, YY and proposes a more realistic vision of the great chromosomal variation. Thus, from a distance the drawing remains well readable and from close up, it proposes the vision of a more inclusive society and more representative of the differences it contains.
And then by taking into account the textile history of the city of Roubaix, the fresco «XX XY Blue» takes all its sense of intermediary between the past and the present, between the History and the stories, between the intimate and the collective...

The work on Google Maps / Parcours d'art urbain Lille Métropole

Interview by Bitume (in French)