Senninbari is a labour-intensive installation of handmade belts. A senninbari is a one-thousand-stitch belt, traditionally made by Japanese women for soldiers to wear in combat. Each is stitched with a thousand red knots, with every knot representing a bullet the wearer would be spared from. In her creation of these belts, Angela struggles to recognise and deal with the personal pain experienced in the unearthing of lost memories, and the examination of complexities of war and interpretation of history.
Installation view, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong
Senbazuru, installation view, The Esplanade, Singapore