Location: Former textile mill,
Moganshan Road, Shanghai. China
Materials: laser projection
Further info: Blog post
A sister-piece to
'Twisted - Cromford'. A series of converging red 'threads'
of light created in a former textile mill in Shanghai.
In the 19th Century Shanghai was the world’s largest producers of cotton. It was said the cotton produced in myriad of mills along the Suzhou Creek could cover the whole of China. Today the cotton mills have largely gone, but China remains the largest manufacturing country in the world. A process which started at the first mill building in Cromford.
Originally the piece was to have been up
for longer and created in thread, as the Cromford piece.
However, due to last minute changes in the law regarding
the work of non-Chinese artists working in China, this
proved impossible. Instead a more transient piece was
created under cover of darkness and photographed in stages
- the multiple exposures combined in post-production to
realise the full form.