Art Wuzhen: Ann Hamilton’s Giant Loom Weaves Present and Past
By Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop
For Art Wuzhen, the international contemporary art exhibition that opened last weekend, Ann Hamilton created a site specific installation, “Again, Still, Yet,” that fills an atmospheric old theater in the West Scenic Zone, a restored historic water town at the center of Wuzhen, China.
Inspired by the rich silk making history of the 1,300-year-old town, the American visual artist placed silk bobbins on the seats, as if forming a silent audience, and took the thread from each of them to feed a traditional, functioning, weaving loom on the stage. ...
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