Casey Carsel creates contexts for communal storytelling that operate across generations and geographies. Her most recent works lean into her Jewish Heritage, focusing on the symbolism of garlic in Jewish culture. The vegetable historically has represented good health, but has also been weaponised as anti-semitic propaganda (‘Jewish stink’). Carsel will create a large installation of textiles impregnated with the smell of garlic. During the fair, she will give away pieces of this fabric to audience members.
Casey Carsel will be activating her work on Wednesday 24 February at 1pm and Thursday 25 February at 11am and 2pm, respectively.
This new work has been commissioned with the generous support of Creative New Zealand.
Image: Casey Carsel, The Big Win (detail), acid-dyed, monotyped, and hand-embroidered cotton quilt, 1.8 x 2.5 metres. Courtesy the artist. Image credit: Jonas Jessen Hansen.