Birth of OPPER

large scale textile series, 2023 - in progress

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 first tapestry is finished, while the second one will be finished in may 2024.

The project is supported by CBK Rotterdam and Stimuleringsfonds.
Size: 390 x 180 cm 
Technique: tufted with tufting gun
Materials: wool, acrylic, cotton

Photos by Mihai Gui.

Preview at Object Rotterdam 2024, together with Funda Baysal’s ceramic work.

Test for the second tapestry (40 x 40 cm)

Test for tapestry style
© Oana Clitan 2024