Canopy.of.Tents is a wind-activated kinetic installation, scattered with traces of its former use. A giant 3-dimensional patchwork transforming the sky into a sea of kaleidoscopic colour.
Made almost entirely from discarded tent, sail and gazebos, the thorny patchwork surface scoops down like a sea of stalactites, sharp in appearance but soft to the touch. Hung from the trees and just out of reach, Georgina invites visitors to immerse themselves beneath the lattice-work of pyramids and watch the luminescent ceiling float in the passing breeze.
Georgina's practice looks to present the traditional and familiar craft of sewing as a viable public art medium, creating tactile experiences that are accessible to the general public in their everyday life. Through exposed seams and handmade imperfections, she hopes to intrigue passers-by with something they can easily connect to and have a sense of the making process.
Part of the Crown Street Stables Art Activation Project, Canopy.of.Tents strives to capture the public’s attention with its dynamic nature and gelato-colours. But underpinning its exuberance is a stronger message about the throwaway culture of our times.
This initiative is proudly supported by Moonee Valley City Council through its biannual grants program.
Warning: Contains some infrequent/low pressure audience interaction