FORMS SHAPED THROUGH TIME
September 2016 - February 2017
Holborn Circus, London
Forms Shaped Through TimE was inspired by studies of Colombian landscapes and histories. In particular this piece relates to the mysterious people of the Kogi tribe of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta to whom weaving is central to daily life and spiritual practice.
The Kogi weave through their land, building settlements into its contours in response to the pull and curvature of the landscape. They create woven cloth which, responds to the geometry of the land. Their craft and living practises both display an intuitive understanding of geometry.
This piece developed as a result of listening to landscape. Walking the mountains of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in pouring rain, it was possible to hear the contours of the land mapped out in water. Living in the Amazon jungle when I pressed my ear to the floor the sound of millions of species described the shape and density of the landscape.'
'Forms Shaped Through Time' Was installed at Holborn Circus in Central London from September 2016 to February 2017.