11 May 2013

Pae White at South London Gallery

The exhibition has closed but was worth going to see. In Pae White's "Too much night, again" threads stretched across the room made a tunnel through which you walked, reading the words and seeing the letters that were the source of the thread (sort of like sound waves?) as you steered a straight course. 

The amount of screwing-in of eyes for attaching the threads is mind-boggling, the amount of knots tied, the great length of yarn used... A short video on the gallery's website shows the installation of the "3D textile super-graphic installation piece" (click here). The artist says the project is a kind of portrait of her late-night anxieties.

The architecture of the site presents a unique opportunity. "In a way it's kind of a self-portrait within this space."

The material is 100% acrylic, so it holds a good tension - "it's very forgiving" - and not an exotic material.

Full credit to the project manager!

1 comment:

irenemacwilliam said...

wow, it looks amazing.Irene