2014 - 2015; 2018 - present
safety blanket is an ongoing project exploring the use of apathy as a barrier that operates as protection from the “outside” world. Utilising intentionally large-scale interiors, including gallery rooms and vacant shop spaces, the aim has been for the work to overwhelm and comfort in equal measure.
The original safety blanket was donated to keep protectors warm during the occupation at Ihumātao, and the project is continuing as a series of conversations, both domestic and cross-hemisphere.
Hand-knit acrylic yarn; hand-cut polyester enviro cloth letters; selection of curated texts; kōrerorero (conversation)
First iteration shown in Qualia, St Paul Street Gallery 3, 2014
Second iteration shown at White Night Remuera, Auckland Art Festival, 2015