Distress Signal - 2020
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Distress Signal 2020 – rope crochet wall hanging and digital film

Distress Signal is a plea for help created during Covid-19 isolation in Sydney in 2020. Tina Fox used rope that has been recycled and unravelled from her Dolly and Rapunzel sculptures made for Vivid Sydney and the North Sydney Art Prize in 2015.


Distress Signal laments the historic bush fires of Australia, increasing awareness of climate change, on-going inequity for gender and indigenous rights and the pandemic of 2020. Created at home during lock down the work unwinds the past to create a new sense of urgency spelt out in giant pixelated filet crochet letters and an animated film that shows the unwinding of the rope.