Palimpsest and Palindrome
Manuel Franquelo, 2011

275 x 750 cm. Installation with double-sided Jacquard Tapestry, 
2 video projections and routed text. Woven by Flanders Tapestries. 
Published by Factum Arte in an edition of 3. 

The complex multi-media installation Palimpsest and Palindrome is shown for the first time in the Penelope's Labour, Weaving Words and Images. The exhibition, open throughout the summer of 2011, juxtaposes both ancient and contemporary works in weaving and is held at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice. Manuel Franquelo's work, which features double-sided tapestry, projections and routed text, is shown alongside works by Azra Aksamija, Lara Baladi, Craigie Horsfield and many others.

Go to Penelope's Labour, Weaving Words and Images exhibition page

A work-in-progress sketch of Factum Arte's Lucifer scanner is one of the many pieces that inspired and informed the work.

Both views of the double-sided tapestry that serves as a base for the projections.

A close-up at the beautiful complexity of the multi-coloured weaving.

The work being exhibited in Penelope's Labour. Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice.

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