Future Traditions: Conductors & Shields (Install)

2022, a group of collection items and artworks exploring the Future Tradition of textiles as conductors and shields, Photograph Saul Steed.

Sera Waters | Artist
Conductors & Shields: Sera Waters, Future Traditions, Gallery 8, Art Gallery of South Australia. 

Conductors & Shields

Textiles have long been used in domestic and public spaces to direct spatial and bodily relationships and to shield, as well as to reinforce codes of conduct. These textile codes oscillate between protection and control and come in all forms - from dress to accoutrements. How can we redirect these textile traditions towards a future where spaces offer human and non-human bodies protections and care.