Christine Borland

‘Our Village, Their Town (Night Queen)’, 2014
Screenprint and digital print
51 x 102cm. Edition of 6.

Borland’s prints for ‘Below another sky’ explore the complexities of the post-colonial period as embodied in the textile industries of Scotland and Zambia. She has produced works on both cloth and paper, mixing imagery from luxury baby blankets made in Ayrshire with the plaid blankets produced in Livingstone, Zambia. The works on paper present a simplified pattern repeated on the cloth, its dimensions echoing that of the ubiquitous Zambian Chitenge, which remains in daily use as clothing, baby slings, shrouds and more. The incorporated text, ‘Our Village’ ‘Their Town’ is taken from the Ethnographic exhibit in the Livingstone Museum, which was established in 1934 as the David Livingstone Memorial Museum.