Gayle Chong Kwan

23rd January 2021

Dream Tapestry

A communal tapestry of lockdown dreams during the Covid-19 Emergency. Initially working with people who live in Waltham Forest, then nationally and internationally, Chong Kwan collected descriptions of dreams that people had during lockdown, which were embroidered, some by participants, as hand sewn texts hidden in the inside seams and folds of clothes. Eventually the items of clothing will be donated to charity shops, so that people may come across and read or without knowledge, and wear and carry the embroidered dreams with them. Commissioned by Waltham Forest Virtual Culture.

7 A grey cloud on the horizon threatens