Creative Macau

Center for Creative Industries


By Carol Archer

Event Date: 2nd April, 2007

KNOT, TOUCH, TRACE is an exhibition of mixed media works by Carol Archer, an Australian artist who has lived in Macao for the past six years. The exhibition includes paintings of apparently insignificant details of the Macao cityscape: knots that hold together bamboo scaffolding, market stall displays, broken window shutters. Not quite inanimate, these knots record the touch of working hands. In less representational works, torn pieces of latex and paper are stitched together with thread and fine charcoal lines. Other panels show body surfaces through a screen of text, referring to the incarceration of untried civilians. The incomplete human presence in these works may be found in the knot, the touch, and the trace.