Collective coverings, communal skin

Wyman, Jemima (2012) Collective coverings, communal skin. [Visual Artwork]

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Collective Coverings, Communal Skin is a large-scale site-specific installation that grows with community contributions created for the 2012 Liverpool Biennial. The work involves transforming objects used in conflict (second hand hunting and camouflage t-shirts) into objects of comfort (hula hoop rag mats) . Many of the shirts were either donated or purchased from thrift stores in Los Angeles and Liverpool. With the massive help of the Liverpool community we transformed individual t-shirts through weaving them into a communal skin that covers the existing internal architecture. There was a workshop space with instruction video, inside the installation where visitors could sit and work on patchwork body-pillows. During structured workshops I talked with the community about meditating while they weave so as to contemplate the spiritual and conceptual dimension of the project. The hula-hoop weavings grew throughout the space for the duration of the 10-week Biennial. The community contributed 770 weavings. This project was funded by the Australia Council for the Arts and FACT.

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ID Code: 77533
Item Type: Creative Work (Visual Artwork)
Refereed: No
Funders: Australia Council, FACT
Material: Various media
Measurements or Duration: Variable
Number of Pieces: Variable
Location: From date: To date:
Various venues in Liverpool England 2012-09-15 2012-11-25
Keywords: Liverpool Biennale, Installation, Performance, Social engagement, Feminism
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > VISUAL ARTS AND CRAFTS (190500) > Performance and Installation Art (190504)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Jemima Wyman
Deposited On: 12 Oct 2014 22:24
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2014 08:40

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