Invisible Traces: Ship Graveyard

Ania Halek


Intrigued by one of the artefacts found in the area of Flevoland, Netherlands, a fragment of a lavish carpet, I used a technique of weaving to translate part of a local history. My position was to look at the archeological objects as story-tellers and understand their perspective by translating them into space. Making the invisible layer, which is caring the heritage of this region, visible again. The installation becomes a time machine, which through its threads slowly builds reversed topography, a new perspective of the ship. Brackish water, dripping and crystallising slowly on the threads and the canvas underneath is linking two spatial positions. Textile in its different forms can embody the elusiveness of forgotten stories, becoming a translation of its materiality, topography and structure.

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