Amanda Mackenzie
Threads

15 May – 8 June 2024

Threads
Amanda Mackenzie

Threads considers the material trajectories of things. With the performativity of the materials guiding their construction, the elements of this installation indicate the process of their making and their past life.

Threading, knotting, and twisting of fibres were among the oldest of human arts from which the technologies of both textiles and building are derived. A network of flexible lines, these things we live with, catch and reflect our stories.

How does each independent strand interact with the others to become this whole entity? Where does each bit come from? How did it get there? Who put it together? Tracing these fibres back to what they were like before they were joined up and joined with the stuff that makes them a thing is to acknowledge them as dynamic and ever changing.

Images by Ardit Hoxha