Section
TCB art inc.
level 1/12 Waratah place Melbourne VIC 3000 AUSTRALIA
October 26th, 2016

The Yellow Wallpaper is a short gothic novel by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. In the story the protagonist is confined in a room and told she must rest. In the pattern of the paper she begins to imagine a hostile other: a doppelgänger who is also confined. The protagonist comes to identify with this spectral figure and eventually attempts to set her free by digging her out. This performative installation imagined a strip of Gilman's yellow wallpaper coming loose in a public space.

Section, woodblock and linocut print, suspended with helium balloons, 50 mm x 15 meters

Image credit | Georgina Criddle

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