Charcoal and rain water. Photo: Tarryn Handcock
Collecting charcoal. Photo: Damien Laing.
Charcoal dyeing process. Photo: Tarryn Handcock
Charcoal dyed muslin. Photo: Ren Gregorcic.
Charcoal + Rain is a site-responsive piece created using materials at Testing Grounds, Melbourne during a public art residency in June 2019.
The installation and participatory performance were part of a series of works exploring dress at a civic scale. Taking the fireside as a central dressing site, the works speculate on dressing and caretaking practices for urban public space.