Penelope as a Verb
I wanted to expose the normally hidden process by setting up a camera to record my actions of weaving and unweaving over 6 weeks. Without knowing how my installation would grow and change every day, the camera captured the process- where each part of my installation was created in response to a cultural textile item from a museum collection. I wove part of the room in response to one textile piece, and then un-wove my work, to change and re-weave it in response to another item, and so on in a continuous pattern over 6 weeks.
By capturing this self-explorative process, I was able to bridge the gap between ‘public/ private’ in the art world. Just like Penelope, the archetypal woman weaver, I wove my own space around me in a cycle of simultaneous creation/destruction which I would then invite the public to enter.