Material Witnesses – Robin Schwalb

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Central Booking

2011

36″ x 36″

Machine pieced
Stenciled and commercially available cottons and cotton blends.

“Central Booking” updates the traditional quilt design of a diamond in a square. It also continues the legal theme suggested by the exhibition’s  central booking is where the newly arrested are brought and held before arraignment. The central QR code and stenciled text in the corners together spell out the first sentence of “The Trial,” Kafka’s nightmarish tale of bureaucratic and legal injustice.


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