Roaming an op-shop, colourful cables and cords caught my attention. I gathered them up, took them home, and wove them into current situation. Some cables have been stripped bare to reveal the shiny copper beneath. A playful comment on the current environmental situation we find ourselves in.
Karen Rubado deploys her loom to do, to undo, and to make-do, both materially and to trouble and loosen our attachments to and associations with things. A strong element that runs throughout her works is that they are unresolved, and by being situated between being done and undone, woven and unwoven there is a sense that we are part of a fleeting moment in the fabric of time.
- Text by Julia Teale