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Jones, Karin
Freed
2021

Karin Jones’s multi-disciplinary practice examines the ways in which historical narratives shape our identities. Freed, her site-specific installation, unites the materiality of cotton garments with their social and political history. Here, Jones places the labour integral to the cotton trade at the center of the narrative. Clouds of raw cotton and Black hair encircle the dress, forming a ‘remembering’ of the brutality, cultural erasure, and loss of life implicated in the creation of such garments.

 
Jones, Karin
Freed
2021
Cotton, hair, wire and wood
1 wooden hoop (69.9cm diameter) attached to the ceiling of Davies; multiple strands of fishing wire (38.1cm max) suspended from the hoop; multiple balls of natural hair and raw cotton glued to the wire strands
Purchase, Chancellor Richardson Memorial Fund, 2022
65-012

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