Thursday, 1 November 2007

Rezia Wahid exhibition

Lovely exhibition of Rezia Wahid’s cloths at the Crafts Study Centre. She uses silk and merino wool to weave fine lengths of cloth. She hangs them in air so light can travel through them. Also on display are some of her sketchbooks and a video of dancers wearing the cloths in different ways and moving with them to enhance their air-like quality. The way the cloths are displayed is the way I like my silk paper and lace pieces to be seen with light passing through them and enough space for people to walk round them. The cloths are simply hung over an acrylic rod and pinned in place, so they move with the breeze. I will also use photos of the exhibition to illustrate my research on how textiles are hung in large gallery spaces.

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