Tonico Lemos Auad features in the online exhibition 'Into the Labyrinth'
The concept of the labyrinth has inspired many artists through time. 'Into the Labyrinth' is a group exhibition which brings together work by key contemporary artists Alice Channer, Dorothy Cross, Tonico Lemos Auad, Helen Mirra, Alison Turnball, Mark Wallinger and Carey Young. Prior to the lockdown due to Covid-19, a number of site specific pieces were intended to be situated in Dalby Forest. The artists' ideas reverberate with the dry stonewall maze, echoing the mysterious routes through trees and across the plateau, where paths circle and spiral, turn in on themselves or end abruptly.
'Into the Labyrinth' was curated for Dalby Forest by Charlotte Schepke, Director of Large Glass, London with Alice Channer, Dorothy Cross, Tonico Lemos Auad, Helen Mirra, Alison Turnbull, Mark Wallinger, Carey Young, with an introduction by Charlotte Higgins.
The online exhibition features two textile works by Tonico Lemos Auad, inspired by the concept of the Labyrinth. The work "plays with the Greek mythology of the Minotaur and the idea of one continuous thread as the beginning of journey. The drawing suggests notions of uncertainty, dependence, sensuality and instability. The painstakingly needlework were initiated by a mistake in translating a given stitch from a book reference. The idea was to accept the mistake and move on as a stitch work."