Dead Ringers

The monumental tapestry "Dead Ringers" utilizes a contemporary photograph of a fashion display of mannequins as a departure point for a transfer of projection, idealization, and unconscious processes. Bodies become the site of hyper-constructed space as they are replaced with surfaces of iconic brutalist structures found in Toronto and beyond. The interaction of millions of threads bonds the layers of fetishized consumer setting and static concrete forms. Some examples to be seen as a source of inspiration are the Industrial Alliance Building, the former Etobicoke Education Center, The Central Tech School Arts Center, and The University of Toronto's Scarborough Campus.

460cm x 712cm
Jacquard Tapestry
About the Artist

Shannon Bool

Shannon Bool was born in Comox, Canada and lives and works in Berlin. Bool attended the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, Cooper Union, New York, and graduated from Staedelschule, Frankfurt (2004). Bool was artist in residence at the Villa Romana in Florence, Italy (2013).

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