a lovingly hand stitched artwork
blanket silence is a document designed to be worn.
First in the silence makes me [sic] series, blanket silence specifically addresses the secrecy provisions in Australia’s recent Border Force Act.
The reporting of abuse suffered by those in detention centres has become a punishable offence, with health care professionals and other workers potentially facing up to 2 years imprisonment if found guilty. This work explores professional duty of care, ethical tension and legislated silence.
measurements: H: 25 cm W: 97 cm D: 5 cm
materials: Onkapringa woollen blanket, pillowcase, surgical scissors, gauze, thread, typeface: Minion Pro, excerpt: Australian Border Force Act 2015 (NO. 40, 2015) – Sect 42
SALA Festival 2015
Blankets Reimagined Exhibition, Woven @ The Mill, h.ART
Onkaparinga Woollen Mill, Lobethal SA
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