Tim Gregory, I Do (Colonial Infrastructure Suite) 2020 (revision of 2018 work)
3 channel, 4k video, 13:49min
8th Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art, Sustainable City, Centro Arte Complutense, Real Jardin Botanico, Museo Del Traje in Madrid
I Do (Colonial Infrastructure Suite) documents daily micro and macro gestures which are part of the total inscription of colonisation: marrying, photographing, glancing, boating, disapproving, picnicking, strolling, pointing, interrupting, and my own art making. “I Do” focuses on wedding photography, and specifically the dialectic of performance and sincerity (a held kiss, a yawn, a small stumble) which produces wedding photographs that function as intimate and public archives of inscription. The work is broken up by two monochromes which are the ideological standard for colonisation (whiteness) and mass-media (chromakey green). These monochromes broadcast an “invisible” standard onto which futures are projected and histories erased.