Mei To Man

  1. Diffusing Linear Body
    Diffusing Linear Body, Mei To Man, 2022, installation, painting, dimensions variable

    Diffusing Linear Body spans across painting and other mediums. No longer in their original supple state, the threads are stretched into sharp straight lines presenting a clear threat and invasion of the site. The image is taken from the Japanese film Oh! The Nomugi Pass which depicts the tragic fate of female workers at the Nagano Textile Factory in the early 20th century when Japan was in the early stages of its capitalist development. In this classic scene, groups of female workers must trek through an icy mountain pass to access the long road to the silk factory, recreating the image with teams of workers progressing in lines that drift and float like spider silk on the wind.

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