Continental Drift

Continental Drift Articulate project space 2015 (Asian, European and Australian fabric, mass produced cottons, dowels, bamboo, paint,string)  photo: Silversalt Photography
These oversized bags are a mix of  traditional Asian fabrics, modern European and Australian fabrics and plain mass produced cottons. They were formed by arranging the fabric in horizontal and vertical stripes using the pattern on the fabric to guide the arrangement.  An overhead structure of rigid horizontal dowels and bamboo, together with the vertical straps unifies the whole and contrasts with the floppiness of the bags. The bags collapse, twist and gesture to mimic the human body so that visitors become part of the installation.