Time Warp

Time Warp 1

From the archive: a selection of digital images made following a trip to China, merging antique textile finds with other moments and memories from my journey.  Blurring boundaries between time and place.

Image above: ‘Because’

Boy in Summer Palace Beijing, wearing stitched applique tee shirt. Embroidered section of a Tujia woman’s garment from Guizhou Province, Qing Dynasty, early 20th Century. Shanghai Museum Costume Collection.

My immortalImage: ‘Cryptic Messages’ 

Communicative and mysterious English language texts seen on teeshirts – a mass fashion phenomenon. One written in 1812 by Ludwig Von Beethoven in Teplitz; worn, read and photographed on The Bund, Shanghai, more than two hundred years later. Buddhist symbols on Qing dynasty woven textile from Shanghai Museum.

Time Warp 2Image: ‘On weft to Hangzhou’ 

Photograph of motorway, taken from the train to Hangzhou. Qing Dynasty woven textile.

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