Stephanie Jane Burt, 'Dressing a Window', 2020 Stephanie Jane Burt, 'Dressing a Window', 2020

Stephanie Jane Burt, 'Dressing a Window', 2020

  • Collection of the Artist

  • Commission for 'Proposals for Novel Ways of Being'

  • 2020

  • Steel, fabric, ribon and plastic

In this installation, two central metal frames simulate windows that reflect on the possible correlation between acts of looking and caretaking. Looking at something is the precursor to looking after something as care requires attention. Dressing a Window draws on the chapter "Time Passes" in Virginia Woolf's novel To The Lighthouse, referenced in the title of this exhibition. In "Time Passes," Woolf continues to look closely at the characters' holiday house even after it has fallen into disarray, describing the neglected items scattered around empty rooms and routines of the housekeepers looking after the house. Similarly, materials repurposed from Burt's older works are draped, tied and suspended around the frames and carefully rewoven into this new presentation.

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Text: Alka Kapoor (Friends of the Museums, Singapore)
Read by: Maisy Koh (Friends of the Museums, Singapore)
撰文与诵读:王璐 (Chinese Docent Group)
原稿日本語訳および音声:タン 友香


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