LENGTH OF BREATH

Textiles possess the ability to express the intangible such as subtle gestures or everyday habitual movements which are so often disregarded or unacknowledged. The installation titled, Length of Breath (2020), contemplates the relation between breathing and weaving as similar rhythmic patterns of repetition. The act of unravelling is of specific significance – bearing a resemblance to phrases such as “to draw a deep breath” or to “pull out a breath.” Thus, “to inhale” could be understood as pulling out a length of thread. This length of thread resembles the duration, or perhaps even the depth, of a single breath.

The systematic, laborious process of unravelling an existing piece of cloth in order to then re-weave those exact same threads into a new textile, provides a way of meditating on renewal and continuity, on repetition and chance.