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Filming the restorer’s hands moving under the carpet – this inverted experience – led the artist to the source of the tapestry, of the woolen threads falling to the floor, and to its finiteness the dust.
Collecting this textile material, she traverses the layers of history, told through the tapestries outworn by light and time.
By arranging the material, sorting it by color, by applying other words for restoration and conservation – by making threads of dust – with spindles, or in laboratory tubes, or by mixing different colors on a symbolic and infinitely small level, these threads full of thoughts, feelings, memories and ideas as told by the tapestries turn into something that did not exist before namely
L’inséparable contraire (free translated: The inseparable opposite)
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