Fylasion 42

Fylasion 42, photo: Stathis Mamalakis

In close proximity to the Mentis Center for the preservation of traditional textile techniques at Polyfimou 6, Aboubakar Fofana has taken occupancy of a former microbrewery, installing indigo vats as part of his workshop for documenta 14. In late 2016, Fofana began a working collaboration with Mentis, a part of the Benaki Museum that houses the Mentis family’s donated textile manufactory (which still produces passementerie today). Setting up an indigo vat in the courtyard of the “living museum,” Fofana dyed cotton thread in various shades of indigo that were subsequently woven by Mentis machines into the ribbon used to make the bookmarks included in The documenta 14 Reader.

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