dinsdag 10 januari 2012

JUST GREAT





Penelope, a recent exhibition by Tatiana Blass, is a storied installation.

Borrowing its name from Greek myth, Penelope is a tribute to the power of love and the praxis of weaving.

Built to fill the Chapel of Morumbi in São Paulo, Blass has displayed a large pedal-loom at the altar.

Attached is a intricately woven, red carpet that extends to the courtyard,

red, to signify both power and nobility, as recounted in Greek legend.

Blass’ installation aims to connect the internal and external worlds

of belief through a web of tangled wool,

yet it is unclear whether the carpet is in the process of being woven

or unraveled (as goes the tale of Penelope).

On the opposite side of the loom, the threads run wildly,
a matrix of red yarn envelops the exterior gardens,
further confounding our perception of space and place.

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