Innardz of an uprise

Tapestry Series and Installation

Innardz of an Uprising

Installation & Tapestry Series, Ornis A. Gallery (Althuis Hofland gallery) -Exhibition: March 4- April 8, 2017,

Comprising a series of five tapestries made at the Textile Lab at the Textile Museum in Tillburg, a sound piece and a wall painting, interiors are ripped out of their context in the flow of a narrative, out of their history and woven anew.

Juliacks creates a series of tapestries intersecting archival material on the Netherland’s
first correctional facilities, and the first documented prison uprising in Haarlem, 1613 as a point of departure in the hallucination of alternative futures.

Is the inside visible
when authority is defied
and losing is inevitable
or is it
that the spaces
the conditions that force
the situations that inspire people to unite
are embodied

Judicial Records of Haarlem (Noord-Hollands Archief) inv. nr. 66.2, fo. 224, 224vo and 225

January 18 1613
“Verdicts of Pieter Jacobsz “Goeluck”, Arijs Janss, Barthelmees Corneliss and Pieter Jacobsz of Delft, corrected at the workhouse.
All four, having been forced to weave and work at the House of Corrections because they were living an unruly and [bad] life for an unlimited time until they would find better-ness…have now been apprehended as last Friday on the eleventh of this month of January they appeared very
maliciously; to be precise: first the aforementioned “Goeluck” had hit a father of the workhouse with a stick on his head…”

INT. TUCHTHUIS (HOUSE OF CORRECTIONS) – JAIL CELL – 1613- NIGHT
INT. TUCHTHUIS (HOUSE OF CORRECTIONS) – HALLWAYS – 1613 – NIGHT
INT. TUCHTHUIS (HOUSE OF CORRECTIONS) – BLEACHING PISS YARD 1613 – DAY
INT. TUCHTHUIS (HOUSE OF CORRECTIONS) – WEAVING YARD 1613 – DAY
INT. TUCHTHUIS (HOUSE OF CORRECTIONS) – WOOD-RASPING YARD 1613 – DAY
EXT. “DUTCH” MEZOZOIC WAREHOUSE – 66 MILLION YEARS AHEAD -NIGHT

“These four, being the principal actors and troublemakers, made a great scene with the smashing of locks [cramp-irons] with which they liberated the other prisoners who had been separated from them. With joint forces and all together, they dragged weaving looms from their places and built bulwarks with them in front of the door, to block the entrance of the place in which they were. And thus, preparing tools for themselves to resist the authorities of the lords of justice trying to touch them, to compel them to obedience. Furthermore they were yelling and shouting like mischievous rascals that they would not give up nor give in until their last man standing would have fallen, and they were performing many other obscenities without any sense of respect, so that eventually they had to be tackled with violence to bring them to obedience.”

Goeluck uprising, 2017, 160 x 236 cm, Linnen, Velluto, Acrylic, Polyester, Cotton woven threads
house of corrections wandering, 2017, 202,2 x 162 cm, Mohair, Viscose, Velluto, Linnen, Bio “Fur” woven threads
dye, die, dye, 2017, 162 x 199,5 cm, Linnen, Mohair, Acrylic, Cotton woven threads
Guts, 2017, 160 x 159,3 cm, Linnen, Cotton, Velluto, Cashwool, Acrylic, Polyester, Mohair and Rubber woven threads.
Drafting a new human constitution, 2017, 157,4 x 180 cm, Mohair, Linnen, Acrylic, Cotton, Velluto, Lurex