Tapestry made of wool fibres and recycled plastic
180 × 400 cm
In the format of a panorama, the tapestry entitled A Body in Flames combines several thermal photographs taken by Rebecca Moccia in Japan, the United States, England and Italy, as part of the artist's research into the emotional state of loneliness and its politicisation. In the tapestry, the temperature of the portrayed subjects is rendered by going beyond the color range of the digital image alone, materialised through the chosen yarns themselves. Moccia has worked by weaving wool and plastic, relying on the ability of the different fibers to retain or not retain heat, as well as on the soft or rough features of the surfaces they provide.
A Body in Flames was realised thanks to the collaboration with Giovanni Bonotto, in the context of A Collection project.
Installation view at Mazzoleni Torino, 2023. Courtesy the artist and Mazzoleni London - Torino. Photo credits Diego Mayon
© 2024 Rebecca Moccia