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Erika Tan, The Forgotten Weaver

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posted on 2022-02-25, 16:53 authored by Rachel JillionsRachel Jillions, Erika Tan
Halimah the Empire Exhibition Weaver is the overarching title for a series of outcomes and multi-component artworks that combine moving image works, installation structures, collected objects,artefacts and digitally reproduced textiles arising fro m the research project Halimah-the-Empire-Exhibition-weaver-who-died-whilst-performing-her-craft, which took place over a five-year period starting in 2014.

The combined works relate the story of Halimah Binti Abdullah (the ‘forgotten’ weaver) and are used to bring to attention the forgotten, over-looked, marginalised, and eclipsed subjects of empire.