Alteration

Alteration is an installation made for the Textile Biennial at the Museum of Rijswijk (NL) with 130 cloth bags, filled with dry food next to five piles of tablecloths. The piece is inspired by life in my grandmothers village in Peloponnese where I spend the summers as a child. Handmade pouches from discarded textiles was the traditional way of preserving food in rural Greece before the advent of plastic bags in the 1970s.
Part of 'Alteration' is also a publication that will be launched on Sunday 21 November at the Museum of Rijswijk. It is about the story of my grandmother's village and how life there has changed over the past 50 years according to my memories and personal observations.
Alteration . 2021
mixed media
400 x 800 x 30 cm
photo © studiohanswilschut


Alteration . 2021
mixed media
400 x 800 x 30 cm
photo © studiohanswilschut