Projection Cloth

Christine Borland (Photographer)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


In Borland’s installation for the British Textile Biennial 2023, four films were cast onto a Projection Cloth of a material called fustian, which is a mix of linen warp and cotton weft, historically associated with Lancashire. The cloth was hand-woven on site by the artist and master-weaver Lynne Hocking on a loom built into the structure of a medieval cruck barn at Pendle Heritage Centre in East Lancashire. Developed through the artist’s direct engagement with the growing, spinning and weaving of plant fibres, the films documented the physical movements inherent in the processes. A story of womens’ lives emerges from the digital figure’s abstracted motions, accompanied by the soundtrack of a dialogue between the artist and her daughter Grace Borland Sinclair, which quotes from mythology, folklore, religion, philosophy and natural history.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBurnley
PublisherBritish Textile Biennale
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sept 2023
EventBritish Textile Biennial - , United Kingdom
Duration: 29 Sept 202317 Dec 2023

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