Friday, November 25, 2011

The Weaver at the Melaka Art and Performance Festival

"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

把死生回來,黃錦樹在他的小說中建議。 現實中流產的生命和愛情,就在藝術的想像里回魂吧。