A beautiful textile map glows from a far wall of Artspace and invites you to step closer into a meditative maze of stitches.
But be prepared that when you do look closer, it’s not a travel dreamscape.
Rather, Tiffany Chung’s large embroidered map of the world is exploring global displacement and migration emerging from conflict.
Reading Chung’s bio you begin to appreciate the journey that informs the work
“A Stitch in time saves nine” is a proverb best matched to Tiffany Chung’s ‘Reconstructing an exodus history: boat trajectories, ports of first asylum and resettlement countries’.
Modernisation, industrialisation, climate change, natural disaster and war are but a few examples of the man made and uncontrollable evolution of the landscape and the map. These frequently inspire Chung’s multimedia statement works she creates like a cartographer
It’s true that the ebb and flow of life on earth that as places get “on the map” as they emerge in popularity, others are “wiped off the face of the planet”.
Get on the map, and get to Artspace to see this.
Showing at Artspace, in Sydney’s Woolloomooloo.
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