Bathroom
Bathroom
Bathroom
Bathroom
Bathroom
Bathroom
Bathroom
Bathroom
Bathroom
Bathroom
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Bathroom

‘In that Empire, the craft of cartography attained such Perfection that the Map of a Single province covered the space of an entire City, and the map of the Empire itself an entire Province. In the course of Time, these Extensive maps were found somehow wanting, and so the College of Cartographers evolved a Map of the Empire that was the same scale as the Empire and that coincided with it point for point’

A Universal History of Infamy by Jorge Luis Borges


Using the technique of frottage on to cloth, the mark-making or drawing of this interior bathroom space was approached using the same methods as an archaeological site is prepared; mapping the area into sections. Each section is then meticulously explored and presented in visual layers. The forensic search for the detail in the mundane is reflected in the desire to investigate and search out the trace elements of ordinary objects and daily routines.

The room was in a rented property. Some objects and fittings were already present. Those belonging to the occupants are presented as a new layer, overworked, stitched and applied. A fine nylon mesh is used to explore the finer textural qualities of fabrics; discovering each stitch and woven detail of its construction.

The final constructed textile work consists of 45 panels and measures 3m x 12m.

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