This film documents the collaboration between Garry Fabian Miller and Dovecot Tapestry Studio.
In 2015, Dovecot created two new gun-tufted hearth rugs with the artist, and an exhibition titled 'Dwelling' was held at Dovecot Gallery from 15 May to 4 July pulled together the many threads of influence which informed their design and creation. One of the most experimental and progressive figures in fine art photography, Garry Fabian Miller has created large scale camera-less photographs since the mid-1980s. His pure pictures of light are as spiritually and emotionally profound as they are technically brilliant.
With the coming of the digital age in photography, and the consequent discontinuation of Cibachrome paper essential to his photographic practice, Fabian Miller has taken the bold step to reach out from photography to explore new ways of making work, in particular his new collaborations with Dovecot. As Fabian Miller has looked forward to how his practice will evolve in response to the changing photographic landscape, this process also inspired a moment of self-reflection.
Dovecot Tapestry Studio is a world-renowned producer of hand-woven tapestry and gun-tufted rugs. Continuing a century-long heritage of making and collaboration with leading international contemporary artists, the Studio weavers are dedicated to producing extraordinary and engaging works of art by commission from private and public collectors from across the globe.