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:
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: