Abstract

'Train Track Study' emerges from an interest in how multiple photographs taken while walking systematically along train tracks can be combined with the tools and skills of basket-making to become fibres in the cultural story of transmigration in Hull’s history when, during the 19th and 20th century, more than 2 million people from mainland Europe arrived by ship into Hull, leaving by train for the ports of Liverpool and Southampton .

When photographs of train tracks are sliced and cut up, reformed and placed next to one another, I am choosing to give them something in common – texture versus colour – place versus pattern – engineering versus woven textile. Each line of images is perceived against the other allude to environmental repossession, which saw plants take route and flourish on railway line’s in England and abroad. For me these visual correlates are connected to concepts that explore narratives of migration, cultural identity and craftmanship. My artwork allegorises these issues.

'Train Track Study' has been selected for the VIII Biennale of World Textile Art (WTA), Madrid, Spain 2019 in the Photography Textile Image Salon at Museo del Traje by three renown international judges see http:/www.madrid2019.wta-online.org
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 17 Sep 2019
Event8th World Contemporary Textile Art Biennial: Sustainable City - Museo del Traje , Madrid, Spain
Duration: 17 Sep 20193 Nov 2019
https://madrid2019.wta-online.org/about-the-biennial/

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Train Track Study. Barber, Claire (Photographer). 2019. Event: 8th World Contemporary Textile Art Biennial, Museo del Traje , Madrid, Spain.

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