Sudarium/ Tenugui/ Sweat cloth

30cm x 90cm, industrial textile print on cotton, hand sewn

2022

The foreheads of the owner of a textile mill, a worker of a textile mill and a worker on a cotton field in Portuguese Angola (forced labour) are imprinted on a cotton cloth that can be used to wipe off sweat of your face during a hot day or during hard work or because one feels guilty or ashamed. Across time and space our foreheads are touching as the piece gives insight into post-colonial, historic and present relations within the textile industry and the impact on our environment which we can already feel globally. The cotton farbic was woven and printed in collaboration with a big textile factory in Guimarães (Portugal) the same city as the director and the worker depicted on the cloth.