barkcloth & me 

interactive pdf 

Commisioned as a part of Mending the Museum’s interventation at the Textile Museum of Canada. 

Follow denirée isabel as she investigates the relationship between herself and the origins of Barkcloth: From Northern South America, Venezuela. Informed by the artist’s own ancestry DNA results. We explore the regions of the world that make up the ethnography of Venezuela, through native trees we speculate which of these could have contributed to this object and draw on the artist’s personal reflections in the pursuit of understanding an object that has little to no information about its origins, cultural significance or how it came to exist as the sole object from that region of the world to exist within the Textile Museums of Canada collection.