Ridges and grooves (whistle) I -III 2021

3 part textile, raw wool and VHS magnetic tape

150 x 666 cm (woven by Pedro Mendoza)

 

Ridges and Grooves (whistle) transfers a selection of the imprints left when the VHS tape is glued and unglued onto adhesive tape. These imprints are created by micro-gestures that create endless miniature worlds. Enlarging and reproducing them through weaving, a practice of storytelling and preserving cultural history, is somewhats paradoxical as weaving the VHS tape renders it permanently unreadable. An attempt to preserve through erasure.

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