Dal Bo spent years sifting through Salvation Army donations, collecting homeless-home-videos for her series of VHS weavings. The works are a sort of homage to those intentionally or perhaps unintentionally discarded memories, dropped off at the doorsteps of secondhand shops.
Sitting for hours in front of an industrial Jacquard loom, Dal Bo skillfully throws a custom shuttle of the shiny tape back and forth across a warp of up to 1600 threads. Despite the minimalist results, those familiar with fibers will appreciate her unique and challenging material approach. The rest of us can marvel at the way this once ubiquitous object has been thoughtfully transformed. • Read More: To see other projects Dal Bo had been involved with visit The Institute Of Every Day Life, a innovative art-lab led by Ingrid Bachmann in Montreal, Quebec. (Image: 1, 3, Dana Dal Bo; 2. Hexagram)