DHOBI GHAT (CLOTHESLINES), 2014-6

Clotheslines are symbols of civilization and labor. They hold up evidence of the people who use or wear the materials as well as those who wash and hang them. This installation emblazons a corridor with layered hanging textiles, bringing saturated light to the interior along with the tactile associations of a domestic ritual that takes place around the world.

Above: corridor in late afternoon, looking north
Left: corridor at night, looking south
Below: more installation views

Design of residence by Formwork

Above: elevation drawing, artist's snapshots from Rome and Marseille
Left: one panel of orange linen can be drawn open or closed to change the feel of the family room
Below: studio wall, eleven panels ready for shipping, installation detail