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Performing Textiles

5th May 2018 - 26th Aug 2018

In late 2017, video artist Kawita Vatanajyankur (b.1987, Thailand) spent six weeks in Dunedin as part of the Gallery’s Visiting Artist Programme. In her video-based performances Vatanajyankur uses her own body as a tool, exploring and exploiting her physical limits through repetitive actions and endurance. Her works develop out of her interest in issues surrounding everyday labour – both inside and outside of the home – reflecting her position as a female living in Thailand. Vatanajyankur’s residency provided the opportunity to explore New Zealand’s dairy and wool industries, and the particular actions, objects and products that they encompass. Performing Textiles presents the outcome from this investigation, complete with Vatanajyankur’s signature aesthetics, choreographed acrobatics and repetitive movements. 

A Visiting Artist Project supported by Creative New Zealand Toi Aotearoa

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