Gridding sentences

2011
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, NL

Gridding Sentences is part of a series of work that combines Tee’s Crystalline Floorpieces (knitted rugs) with sculptural objects and performance. The central object in the museum space is a large-scale woven textile, Crystalline Floor Piece / Hexagonal / V-shaped (1+2). The V-striped pattern of the textile alludes to primitive art, as well as to the abstract expressionist paintings of Agnes Martin. The optical effect of the knitted grid creates the illusion of a third dimension, emphasizing the sculptural quality of the Floorpieces. To activate the sculpture into a stage, Tee collaborated with Jack Gallagher on a complex choreography for four female dancers and the artist herself. Their bodies create an image of moving between a modern society and a primitive world.