Thursday, September 17, 2009

Textiles and Art - Shane Waltener

Earlier this week, I discovered these fantastic webs on Pamela Angus' wonderful blog. They're by installation artist Shane Waltener, from his installation piece "Auntie Peggy Has Departed".

About this piece, Waltener says, "Doilies are like dreamcatchers, each knot holding a thought, a memory. The sum of these make up the history of a place.
The soundtrack accompanying this piece echoed the sounds of people going by, things rushing though, the circulation of air itself.
It focused the attention on the character of the subterranean space: angular and mechanical noises, musical fragments, sounds signals, human voices, echoed from one area to another. The soundtrack created a unique aural experience out of a real, remembered or imaginary situation.
The piece was dedicated to Peggy, and her lifelong enthusiasm for the crochet work and needlecraft."

Auntie Peggy Has Departed, 2003
mercerised cotton, audio equipment, 2 part looped soundtrack
Aldwych Tube Station, the Strand, London.

You can see more of Shane Waltener's installations on his site. Make sure to take a look, you don't want to miss it. 

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