January 15-21, 2018

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speaking the dialect of trees

Dates

Mon, Jan 15, 2018 —

Sun, Jan 21, 2018

Type

Window Installations


Location

Souvenir

1232 College Street

Accessible

Admission

Free


Participants

Kathleen Morris

Description

‘Speaking the dialect of trees’ tells a story of human affiliation with the living landscape. The textile alludes to a chorus of rhythms: the ripple of water, the gesture of grass, the trace of a thread, a breathing body.

Kakishibu is fermented persimmon juice, yielding colour that unfolds over time. At once a waterproofing and strengthening agent, it is also a slow developing dyestuff, moving from tan to rich brown over days and months of sun exposure. As it ages, a kakishibu textile reflects a deep patina of time and use.

The ondulé textiles have been woven using a RailReed, an adjustable denting system invented by Estonian textile artist, Kadi Pajupuu.

All images courtesy of the artist.

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