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‘All that is Solid Melts into Air’ redefines the meaning of the heirloom. A crochet doily from the collection at Meroogal has been reverse engineered by the artist and painstakingly remade. It is then slowly and meticulously unravelled loop by loop and turned into a stop motion animation that appears to show the doily coming to life over and over again. The original textile has been digitally immortalised and preserved in a state of enduring creation.

The title is taken from The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and the book of the same name by Marshall Bermann. "All that is solid melts into air" is a reference by both writers to the deliberate and conscientious upheavals that accompany capitalist modernity and the new realities and surroundings that constantly come into being  to sate our appetites for new and more. How the ground and the rules shift around us like societal quick sand to maintain the pace that progress has come to mean.

"All that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is profaned, and man is at last compelled to face with sober senses his real conditions of life, and his relations with his kind". Karl Marx


Stop frame animation, hand made crochet, cotton thread, TV screen.


Finalist in Meroogal Women's Art Prize by Sydney Living Museums 2022

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