I didn’t know how to describe what I wanted my ribbons to look like in the air until I came across Aerial silk performance. I love how the ribbons move in the air, twirling and floating. I want my ribbon that holds my photographs to move in the air when people walk past bringing the audience into the piece and making it almost a performance piece. I chose to use light ribbon so that even with the photographs on it, it would twirl in the air and move, this will make the piece dynamic and different to the static photographs on the walls around my piece in the gallery.
Aerial silk (also known as aerial contortion, aerial ribbons, aerial silks, aerial tissues, fabric, ribbon, or tissu, depending on regional preference is a type of performance in which one or more artists perform aerial acrobatics while hanging from a special fabric. Performers climb the suspended fabric without the use of safety lines, and rely only on their training and skill to ensure safety. They use the fabric to wrap, suspend, fall, swing, and spiral their bodies into and out of various positions. Aerial silks may be used to fly through the air, striking poses and figures while flying. Some performers use dried or spray rosin on their hands and feet to increase the friction and grip on the fabric.
Extract of definition taken from here.