Birth of OPPER consists of two large scale tapestries, that are part of an ongoing project set in a dystopian Rotterdam. Using references from medieval tapestries and socialist murals, the works explore how art is used by the state to convey ideology and create myths about urban environments.
The tapestries depict a narrative in which people leave their home city behind and seek refuge in OPPER tower. This enforced tower is built to provide homes that offer shelter from worsening weather conditions. But in the process of admittance, civilians have to agree to be constantly monitored for their data to be harvested and sold.
The tapestries are 390 x 180 cm each and are made using the tufting technique.
The first tapestry will be finished in the first week of january 2024, while the second one will be finished by the end of march 2024.
The project is supported by CBK Rotterdam and Stimuleringsfonds