Bang Geul Han 한방글 artist

han.banggeul[at]gmail.com


2022

Warp and Weft

Hand-woven paper tapestry, Archival inkjet prints

Warp and Weft is an ongoing project involving a series of hand-woven tapestries constructed from paper printouts of legal documents (from state codes concerning abortion, and anti-immigration memoranda to Supreme Court opinions from the last decade, which have steadily gutted the Voting Rights Act of 1965.) Accompanying the tapestry is a photographic series in which I sleep, meditate, read and poop while wearing the fabric in various ways.

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Warp: State codes regarding abortion from Alabama (13A-13-7, 26-21-1, 26-22-1), Indiana (16-34-1-1), Georgia (16-12-140, 15-11-680), Texas (Civ. Stat. 4512.5, H&S 171, 245).

Weft: Opinions of the US Supreme Court in Shelby County v. Holder (delivered by Justice J. Roberts), Reno v. Bossier Parish School Board (delivered by Justice A. Scalia), Merrill v. Milligan (concurring opinion by Justice B. Kavanaugh); The Education of a Libertarian by Peter Thiel (source: Cato Unbound).


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