Take a look at images of the ‘Moving Patterns’ installation which was shown at the Royal Geographical Society in London, May 2009.

The exhibition consisted of three main elements:

  • Carrier bags on wooden pallets were ornamented by different artists and a giant one acted as a screen for projected photographs showing South Asian places of textile production. Paper carrier bags were used to evoke the transience, mobility and fragility of the world of clothes consumption; the wooden pallets, the containerised intercontinental voyages of the goods round the world.
  • A plan chest contained drawings exploring ideas based on a British South Asian textile retail outlet. Both the pallets and the plan chest evoked contemporary commerce between South Asia and London.
  • A mini-museum faced these, a visual reflection on nineteenth century cultures of textile collecting and display, suggesting the long entanglement of past and present textile cultures.