Hiromi Tango’s bundles
She weaves together vibrantly coloured materials to create participatory art projects. Designed to evoke emotional responses — and as a means for exploring her own — her works test the boundaries of social engagement; they emerge from an ongoing process of self-analysis and reflect an intimate consideration of her physical body, thoughts and emotions. Working with an assortment of materials — wool, twine, paper, plastic flowers, books, notes, letters, dolls and personal effects that are meaningful to the artist and her collaborators — Tango’s works are a visual riot of colour and woven textures.
She wraps, she knots, stuffs bundles and cascades textiles. She asks people to donate secondhand materials that are precious to them and have a personal history. She is interested in the emotions that secondhand fabrics evoke.