Loop - Slide work.

Various dimensions and duration.

 

Animated pixilated archival images of hand-loom weaving labour - often by women, and invisible. The headroom industry in Asia suffered a major decline due to European mass manufacture. The use of weaving demonstrations in various Empire exhibitions, correlates a decline in industry with a rise in exhibition display. 

The overall 'weaver' project consists of a body of video, photographic and object works. The project started from a footnote found during research on Come Cannibalise Us. A research blog exists  for further material:

https://theforgottenweaver.blogspot.com/?view=magazine

 

And a sound recording of a discussion with Dr. Lara Perry which traces various ideas: In Conversation with Erika Tan and Dr Lara Perry, Brighton Museum: https://soundcloud.com/user-930611340

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