Tatiana Blass

Offering more questions than answers Penelope, an installation by Tatiana Blass in the Chapel of Morumbi in São Paulo, existed in a state of suspended animation. Whether this weaving was in the process of becoming or unravelling was for the viewer to decide – and, like the glass half full or glass half empty question, reveals if they are a pessimist or optimist. Do you see order descending into chaos or disarray made regular?

There are further contrasts in the work. A neatly woven 13 metre red carpet runs from the chapel entrance to a pedal-loom located near the altar, but this weaving cannot be contained. Instead it pours through holes in the walls and spills into the surrounding garden in a thick web of crimson threads...

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