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.