a lovingly hand stitched artwork
blanket silence is a document designed to be worn when speaking is shut down.
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 abuses suffered by those in detention centres has become a punishable offence, with health care professionals and other workers facing up to 2 years imprisonment. This work explores professional duty of care, ethical tension, communication and legislated silence.
measurements: H: 25 cm W: 97 cm D: 5 cm