Vanessa da Silva made a new textile installation titled ‘Vertical Zen’ in the Studios at Hospitalfield for the Ways of Living – Summer Festival Open Weekend 2019.

The work forms a cartography of symbols, garments and gestures, brought together to consider the feeling of being ‘at home’ or ‘belonging’ in a place. Da Silva was born in São Paulo, Brazil; she lives and works in London. Her process-based practice combines sculpture, textiles and performance, focussing on issues of formation of identity, migration and displacement.