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Jacquard Weave (SST 638a/SST 520), 2014

Woven fabric, streched
Each ca. 170 x 130 cm
Unique from a series

Instead of showing us a woven motive, Lisa Oppenheim turns the weaving process into the motive. The jacquard loom, as a precursor of later computing technologies, is driven by punch cards. Oppenheim layers the punch cards, a method commonly known from photography, as a layering of negatives, to make this pattern appear. The artwork is a diachronic comment on technological developments, while it also refers to a technique, usually connected to women´s labor, that here turned into an automated process.

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