The series 'Fabrication' portrays constructed works created from reclaimed textiles. Whether presented as an empty vessel or a more abstract form, the material acts as a gestural substitute that fulfils the aspiration of creating a strong presence without there being a real presence. Re-visiting these discarded items breathes new life into them, conceivably reimagining their past histories. These raw materials once belonged to someone, that someone is anonymous and remains so through these structures that are materially defined, rearranged and reconstructed. The work explores not only the connotations associated with and rooted within the fabric but also the notions of absence, presence and the uncanny.
Virgilio Ferreira • Laurie Griffiths • Kristin Hoell • Mitch Karunaratne • Chloe Lelliott • Holly Oliver • Mark Purdom • Vanessa Roy • Heather Shuker • Paul Walsh • Kat Williams •