Sunday, 26 March 2017

Rise and Fall

Suzanne Davey, Rise and Fall, textiles, thread, ink, 180cm x 130cm x 40cm
Political storms of now and the rise of the right explored through kinetic textiles. Exhibited in Four Elements: Water Warringah Creative Space.

Tides rise and fall, waves rise and fall, storms rise up..... and fall away.
Water rises and falls with its own agency and we rise and fall in its wake.

The rhythms of ocean systems mirror social and political storms we face now; the rise of the right and political aggression and the resultant flows of people in the wake of these surges.

Webs of crossings and traversing, flows and networks of social relations, our fragility in the face of storms and the constancy of change are investigated through textiles. Utilising the language of sails and flags time and human action is made visible as the surface is ripped, pierced, punctured, repaired and stained and new connections are made.

Together with water we rise and fall, face change and unknown futures.

Installation view, Rise and Fall