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Gather your spools, let your hair down for me. Gently. Here. Undo
Raisa Kabir

“The performance in the moving portrait is a kind of queer ‘drag’ on embodying South Asian narratives. A performed fantasy of the craft labour/er. As this weaver doesn’t really exist in any land or geography.  The moving portrait is set in an idea of nature

As part of the CCA Glasgow exhibition, ambi, Raisa Kabir presents her new moving portrait and sculpture work responding to the textile geographies of labour between Kashmiri woven shawls, Paisley, Scotland, textile archives, and South Asian diasporic migration

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The Congest & The Square: Land, labour and a missing carpet

Pursuing a line of research connected with the manufacture of carpets in the late 19th and early 20th century, Fiona Jardine, as part of the CCA exhibition ambi, has considered the relationship between space, place and labour, selecting objects for display that suggest passage between hand-plaited rush, hand-painted designs on paper and machine woven ‘tapestry’.

blue washed image of split computer screen showing a long grand ballroom with hand knotted carpet and chandelier, beside this another box out showing a large ballroom with three large windows and a large hand-knotted carpet. Above this cropped images from previous slides.
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