|"The Weaver" installation view at TTCLC in Melaka, 2011|
My new work "The Weaver" was shown at Tun Tan Cheng Lok Centre in Melaka during the Melaka Art and Performance Festival last weekend (18-21 Nov). The installation draws heavily on the Maternity Home history of this Heeren Street site and the most private of trauma, embedded in both memory and body …
The body still remembers how the end of love was pronounced in anger, and the fear found no comfort in the empty bed. It is like a movie, I know. It is not real, I know. It is Death. Somehow, the maternal instinct is determined to bring death to life.
Like Psyche, a journey to the Underworld seems inevitable...
|digital print on fabric, embroidered and sewn by artist, 3.5 x 1.5 m|
|shots captured during sewing process|