Drawing Blue, 2017, performance painting at the Opening Launch of House Conspiracy, Brisbane, Queensland.
This performance was a slow and meditative ritual of making. Seated behind an indigo vat, dyeing pieces of recycled fabric, revealing the process of white fabric being immersed in the dye vat, emerging yellow, gradually turning to green and then oxidising to blue. At the same time, Emma Gardner created an installation from the dyed textiles, hanging and tying pieces into an interconnected web. Footage of our working hands was projected onto a screen behind us. Invited to participate, the audience added to the hanging installation with additional pieces of fabric that had been dyed previously.