Cloth and memory
This installation in the Cloth and memory exhibition reveals memories being embedded into the fabric of a building. The curtains are pierced by pins and needles referencing a prisoner marking time, while the misuse of sewing equipment suggests a subversion of the domestic. The curtains and pins gradually metamorphose into brick, suggesting the windows are insidiously becoming blocked up as cloth turns to stone, sanctuary becomes prison, and memories become part of the fabric of the room. This still, quiet room bears the scars of trapped memory and the contained violence of repressed domesticity.