Photo Credit: Alice Briggs
Dressing Room is inspired by the women who worked on the surface of the mine dressing the ore. Everyday objects related to domestic family life are arranged in ways that haunt our understandings of the post-industrial landscape as abandoned, alien and empty. As such, the objects work as micro-memorials to suggest entanglements between the mine and the intimate, familial and personal pasts of those who lived-labored there.
The work was located in three different spaces. The ore dressing shed has been domesticated with net curtains and shows a 15 minute video filmed in the striking landscape of Cwm Ystwyth. The footage has been enhanced to emphasise the lunar qualities of the area. Other works involve a treasure trove that returns silver, processed as tableware, back to its origins in the mine, and various dressing of industrial remains with net curtain material.
lace, mining objects