10 Jun-16 Jun

In WEAVING WATER – Native American artist Sarah Sense explores the legacy of tribal craft skills and traces the migration of peoples criss-crossing rivers and oceans and the resultant dilution, resilience and continuing evolution of culture and identity. The concept of WEAVING WATER emerged whilst Sense travelled through the islands of the Caribbean and across Southeast Asia.

Sense creates sublime and complex imagery by weaving her digital photographs into the traditional Chitimacha basket designs of her tribe. Dissolving coastlines and echoing experiences of colonial oppression and cultural diaspora, diverse perspectives simultaneously co-exist and clash to form fragmenting, floating, woven islands of light, pattern and colour. Idyllic views swell, pitch, disperse and vanish as though claimed by surrounding oceans.

SARAH SENSE : WEAVING WATER is a migrating exhibition presented by RAINMAKER, to be launched at Philadelphia Street on 13th June. You can then view the exhibition as it meanders across Bristol throughout the summer.

The launch includes a programme of supporting events detailed below. For more information and to book please call RAINMAKER on 0117 9443101

A migrating exhibition in which Native American artist Sarah Sense navigates a new visual language by interlacing photography with basket weaving.

11am – 12pm        FILM SCREENING & TALK:
‘Written Out of History’ by Dr Max Carocci
(Curator at British Museum)

2pm – 3pm            LECTURE:
‘Squaring The Circle – A Cosmological reading of
South East Native American Weaving Traditions’
by Dr Max Carocci

3.30pm – 5pm        ARTIST TALK:
‘WEAVING WATER’ by Sarah Sense.
Followed by Open Panel Discussion with Sarah
Sense, Max Carocci & Jo Prince (Rainmaker).
Book signing



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