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Data Entrapment 2  

Data Entrapment 2
Data Entrapment 2
Data Entrapment 2 (Detail)
Data Entrapment 2 (Detail)
Data Entrapment 2 (Detail 2)
Data Entrapment 2 (Detail 2)

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2019 | 100cm x 85cm | Woven Tapestry. Wool, silk, linen, rayon, cotton and gold sari thread on a double cotton warp.

In my weaving, Data Entrapment 2, a golden mesh slowly settles over a sleeping figure. The figure is at rest, unaware of the net that is about to settle on her features and map her face into a digital database. This weaving reflects my fears about the disturbing world of data surveillance and facial mapping software. The colours are intense and saturated from data screens, intense unnatural. In addition to the very modern image and colours I have included some references to the 15th century renaissance artist Piero della Francesca who also used “mapping” in his detailed mathematical drawings of perspective and the human face.

Exhibited
Window on Weaving (BTG SE & London) – 2021