Fabienne Hess was born in Switzerland and works in London. Gap Particles is an ethereal silk work, featuring images of objects drawn from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The printed images include textile fragments, shards of pottery and scraps of paint, all of which are incomplete, whether through physical loss or missing information. The silk threads have been unravelled to the point where the fabric barely holds together.
Hess’s practice engages with images archives. Regardless of source, the artist is interested in undoing existing taxonomies – hierarchies, groupings and formal relationships – to create new narratives. The delicate materials she uses, such as silk and plastic foils, gesture towards the elusive quality of memory.