Wall hanging / cotton, hand woven in pibiones /475x190 cm
Ucau is the Sardinian name for seagull.
Featuring the typical Sardinian graphics and realised using the traditional weaving technique ‘a pibiones’, this original piece takes inspiration from sky drawings made by sea birds.
The idea was to create a gentle yet remarked composition. Here a number of chore motifs that repeat, rotate and transform becoming almost like a choreographed piece, a score.
Strong features in an harmony reminiscent of a flock of seagulls: at time mechanic other like a natual flow.
I found inspiration in Merce Cunningham Beach Birds for Camera, a choreography that the reflects the sense of gentleness, sharpness and elegance I was after.
A Saint Leon’s choreography from around 1850, suggested me some graphical motifs.
Further I extended my search into John Cage series of large painting, Steps, a collection of work created in collaboration with other artists. Particularly impressing the Merce Cunningham one: dynamic almost alive.
Segue an investigation into Laban’s dance notation as a way of converting kinaestetic movement into graphical symbols. As a former choreographer I like to see dynamics behind pictures.