Solo exhibition at Fotokino Studio, Marseille, FRANCE
10th October – 22nd November, 2020
‘Initially scheduled for spring, this solo exhibition presents sketches, drawings and tapestries made for the occasion. With these pieces, Hannah weaves stories steeped in cosmology and mythology, while probing the representation of space and time.’
Published for herexhibition “Solmania” at the Studio Fotokino, this work displays on paper 4 tapestries of Hannah Waldron. Each one is reproduced as a concertina book, and is accompanied by a text written by the artist.The female weavers featured in these artworks represent four examples of the craftsperson as worldmaker, and relate to tales from classical Greece, the Tang dynasty in China, ancient Japan and the Hopi tribe in Northeastern Arizona.
Noren (暖簾) are Japanese fabric hanging dividers, used to gently define borders between rooms and spaces. By using vertical slits and keeping empty space below the fabric, the scene beyond is partially visible, encouraging passage.
These noren artworks ‘Desire Line 1′ and ‘Mountain Folds’ by Hannah Waldron are produced by LINK, and are hand dyed by the Nagata dyeing house in Izumo, Japan. Shigenobu and Masao Nagata — fourth and fifth generation father and son craftsmen are one of only a few remaining natural indigo dye houses in all of Japan.
Span I (Highline series) : 23 cm x 150 cm, cotton, silk, bamboo, wool, madder, indigo
Span II (Highline series) : 42 x 152 cm, cotton, silk, bamboo, wool, madder, indigo
Span III (Highline series) : 43 x 55 cm, linen, bamboo, silk, cotton, wool woad, madder,
Span IV (Highline series) : 38 x 94 cm, wool, bamboo, cotton, silk, linen, woad, madder
Span V (Highline series) : 38 x 82 cm, wool, silk, cotton, linen, indigo, madder
This work is for sale: Email firstname.lastname@example.org for availability and prices
The latest textile edition from Hannah Waldron is the Fabric of Space-Time collection, a series of home-wares intended to act as tactile models for ancient and modern understandings of space and time.
Produced in a limited edition using jacquard woven double-cloth fabric designed by Hannah and woven in Sweden, it has been carefully combined with fabric detailing that is hand-dyed and hand-woven by Hannah in her studio.