Dunedin Public Art Gallery
Dunedin, New Zealand
May 5 - August 26, 2018
In late 2017, Vatanajyankur spent six weeks in Dunedin as part of the Gallery’s Visiting Artist Programme. With earlier works examining textiles industries and industrialised work processes within Thailand, her residency saw her expand this interest with research into New Zealand wool production. In these most recent works, Vatanajyankur’s body becomes particular machines and processes used within the manufacture of textiles – she is a skein of fibres dipped into red dye; she is a spinning wheel creating thread; and she is a shuttle, weaving fabric on a loom.
This suite of videos is Vatanajyankur's physical manifestation of manual labour processes often undertaken by women in Thailand. These actions are presented through the double-lens of a hyper-coloured formal composition and a study into the physical abilities/vulnerabilities of the body, combining as works that provoke questions of labour, consumption, feminism and the artist's lived experience.
A Visiting Artist Project supported by Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearoa and Project Partner Dunedin School of Art
CHAOS & ORDER ( 120 YEARS OF COLLECTING AT RMIT)
13 April - 29 June 2018
THE SCALE OF JUSTICE
Adelaide Festival Centre
NEXT WAVE FESTIVAL x MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY
Billboard at Melbourne University