fourth mistress, sewing blind

Fourth Mistress, Sewing Blind

'Fourth Mistress' and 'Sewing Blind'

These contrasting exhibitions were set in the same gallery a week apart. The first of these was lit with lanterns and based on Zhang Yimou's 1991 film; 'Raise the Red Lantern'. The later exhibition; 'Sewing Blind', made reference to the life and death of the concubines within the film, the creation of the black out material for the lanterns. The sewing machines worked without human intervention, to symbolise the spirits of the women who have died.