‘Knotted Arms’ is a tribute to those stories that have never told, that remain hidden or forgotten. These stories are embodied in the knot of arms, the limbs carrying them. This notion relating to the idea of body memory and how unprocessed emotions and trauma can be stored in the body over years and even a lifetime.
In 4 days we built a structure to hold the wood boards; we cut the shape of the arms out, so some of the lines in the artwork were created by the shadows of the cuts and combined with painted lines and text. The piece was created in the massive vaults of Shunt, as part of the exhibition ‘Art in Industry 02’.