Sunday, 29 January 2023

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'La lucha continua / The struggle continues', by Linda Adams. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)
'La lucha continua / The struggle continues', by Linda Adams. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)

 

Title of Textile:La lucha continúa / The struggle continues
Maker: Linda Adams
Country of Origin: England
Year Produced: 2010
Size (cm): 42cm (w) x 29cm (l)
Materials: Recycled furnishing fabrics and clothing
Type of Textile: Arpillera
Description:

Through her research into the history of the Mapuche people, Linda discovered that these people in Southern Chile have suffered repression and colonisation for over 500 years. She cautions that, whilst the 81-day hunger strike in 2010 by 34 Mapuche peasants in defence of their land has ended, their issues are not resolved and their land struggles continue.

Her choice of materials is quite deliberate in this piece. She states: "Its deliberately not recycled material as its not showing events that have happened its a story that continues and may be changed. This is why this piece is left unfinished."

Owner: Conflict Textiles collection
Location: Roberta Bacic, Northern Ireland
Original / Replica: Original
Photographer: Martin Melaugh



Textile exhibited at: The poetry of arpilleras, 31/05/2011 - 3/06/2011
Arpilleras Poéticas y recital del poeta chileno Jaime Huenún, 10/11/2012 - 15/12/2012
Threads for Corporate Justice workshop programme, 4/05/2022 - 31/08/2022



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