Re-Collection

The term ‘shroud’ refers to a textile that” covers or protects an object”, usually a deceased human body. Shrouds were hand woven in a 3/1 herringbone twill or plain weave and with a natural fibre such as cotton, wool, or linen, an inexpensive easy way to produce cloth. In contrast, I created a series of jacquard woven shrouds entitled Re-Collection, inspired by the Shroud of Turin. Each shroud depicts the face of a young child or young woman killed (or presumed killed) by a sexual predator in Ontario. This installation is a multi-sensory experience, asking the viewer to engage their senses - audio, tactile, verbal and visual. 

 

Each face is covered with a veil-like overlay. 

Looking across time, civilization, cultures, religions and societal norms, the veil is both an object and word imbued with the sacred and the profane, enshrouded in an ambiguous duality. We find reference in the bible to the veil, used as a metaphor for what separates us from the departed.

 

A veil is a textile that is semi -transparent through which we can see what is curtained behind it. It is often used in religious ceremonies as a means to honour a religious object, space or person.  Most often it has been worn as an article of clothing or accessory, usually by a female and is intended to cover part of the head and/or face.

 

The idea of holiness, sanctity, piousness humility and submissiveness, is often associated with the veil but it is also associated with being alluring. A veil can disguise or it can reveal; It can arouse, or can denote  social status.

This project was made possible by the support and assistance of the:

Ontario Arts Council

Centre de Textiles Contemporain de Montréal (Suzanne Chabot, Adrien Landry, Lheila Palumbo)

Fondazione Arte Della Seta Lisio, Florence Italy

Line Dufour  View #03
Line Dufour View #03

Installation at the Art Gallery of Burlington. Photo credit: Janusz Wrobel.

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Kayla Heidi Klaudusz
Kayla Heidi Klaudusz

Jacquard woven, 2/8 cotton warp, UV activated thread 50cm x 65cm

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Sabrina Patterson
Sabrina Patterson

Jacquard woven, 2/8 cotton warp, UV activated thread 50cm x 65cm

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Noelle Paquette
Noelle Paquette

Jacquard woven, 2/8 cotton warp, UV activated thread 50cm x 65cm

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Nicole Morin
Nicole Morin

Jacquard woven, 2/8 cotton warp, UV activated thread 50cm x 65cm

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Leslie Mahaffy
Leslie Mahaffy

Jacquard woven, 2/8 cotton warp, UV activated thread 50cm x 65cm

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Sonya Cywink
Sonya Cywink

Jacquard woven, 2/8 cotton warp, UV activated thread 50cm x 65cm

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Tori Stafford
Tori Stafford

Jacquard woven textile cotton and UV activating thread 50cm x 65cm

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Sharin Keenan Morningstar
Sharin Keenan Morningstar

Jacquard woven textile cotton and UV activating thread 50cm x 65cm

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Alicia Ross
Alicia Ross

Jacquard woven textile cotton and UV activating thread 50cm x 65cm

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Alison Parrot
Alison Parrot

Jacquard woven textile cotton and UV activating thread 50cm x 65cm

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Alissa Martin Travers
Alissa Martin Travers

Jacquard woven textile cotton and UV activating thread 50cm x 65cm

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Andrea Atkinson
Andrea Atkinson

Jacquard woven textile cotton and UV activating thread 50cm x 65cm

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Barbrra Schlifer
Barbrra Schlifer

Jacquard woven textile cotton and UV activating thread 50cm x 65cm

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Christine Jessop
Christine Jessop

Jacquard woven textile cotton and UV activating thread 50cm x 65cm

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Elena Assam Thunderbird
Elena Assam Thunderbird

Jacquard woven textile cotton and UV activating thread 50cm x 65cm

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Emanuel Jaques
Emanuel Jaques

Jacquard woven textile cotton and UV activating thread 50cm x 65cm

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Holly Ann Painter
Holly Ann Painter

Jacquard woven textile cotton and UV activating thread 50cm x 65cm

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Kaitlin Coussineau
Kaitlin Coussineau

Jacquard woven textile cotton and UV activating thread 50cm x 65cm

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Tammy Homolka
Tammy Homolka

Jacquard woven textile cotton and UV activating thread 50cm x 65cm

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Katherine May Wilson
Katherine May Wilson

Jacquard woven textile cotton and UV activating thread 50cm x 65cm

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Kristen French
Kristen French

Jacquard woven textile cotton and UV activating thread 50cm x 65cm

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Qian Liu
Qian Liu

Jacquard woven textile cotton and UV activating thread 50cm x 65cm

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Samantha Johnings
Samantha Johnings

Jacquard woven textile cotton and UV activating thread 50cm x 65cm

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Sandra Johnson
Sandra Johnson

Jacquard woven textile cotton and UV activating thread 50cm x 65cm

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Mot Cache
Mot Cache

16 words that victims of sexual assault use to describe how they are made to feel when they come forward with their allegations.

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