indigo eli

blanket silence

a lovingly hand stitched artwork

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artist statement: 

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.

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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

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hART exhibiton imageSALA Festival 2015
Blankets Reimagined Exhibition, Woven @ The Mill, h.ART
Onkaparinga Woollen Mill, Lobethal SA



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