Installed at 22 Gordon Street, the work was erected primarily for a series of filmed performances exploring the relationship between crafted objects and the embedded rituals which infuse them with meaning.

‘Ayie’ refers to the Akan term for funeral rites practiced in Ghana where a codified range of black, red and black & white fabrics are worn. The work touches on the inherited colonial legacy of dutch wax fabric and also captures through moving image the paradoxical condition of celebrating while mourning.