About 12,000

In this textile piece with 12,000 printed a textile mill logos on unbleached fabric, the number of workers at the textile mill at its best times. The famous textile mill Krenholm that was bankrupted in 2009 was a significant enterprise in the town throughout the 150 years of its existence. Since 2014, Kapajeva has been collecting interviews with former workers, their digitised family albums and various donated objects. One of the objects was a stamp with the Soviet logo of the mill. This one or some other stamps were used at the mill at the control check department for marking the rejected pieces of the produced fabrics. Artist has decided to stamp this logo 12,000 times thinking of each worker, who lost their jobs including her own parents, who used to work for the mill.

160x300cm, cotton, acrylic.