Fabric, sublimation printing, motor
This installation is a poetic representation of research on the Romany identity. Romany or Roma is a common name for several traditionally nomadic ethnic groups, scattered across the world. Historically they have always lived separately from each other, but shared similar life styles and identity.
The pattern on the skirt is a collection of all Romany names and the movement is a metaphor for their culture and traditions, which are strongly represented in dances, music and performances. When the skirt spins, all names merge and unite into one colourful blur and the spirit of culture takes over the formal division.
Music by Alexander Turnquist
Video documentation by Sydney Rahimtoola