Thanks to everyone who helped make this incredible and successful exhibition of new and experimental art on Governors Island during the summer of 2008!
Photo image: EMERGENCE
"Porch Songs: Into the Shade", 2008
Rope, yarn, clothing and textiles
Site specific installation (front porch and 2nd floor)
Performances Saturday 5/31, Sunday 6/22 & 6/29, Saturday July 26
Concept: Donated, used, and recycled fabric is woven into the installation that creates fantastical environment. Textiles can reference powerful, personal and collective memories, where they serve as a medium to explore the cycle of creation and exchange.
Participate: Viewers are invited to bring pieces of fabric (this could be in the form of old clothing, curtains, etc ), cut them into strips and add them to the off-loom weaving. Fabric is also supplied on the porch for weaving. Weaving is simple and intuitive (over one rope, under the next, and so on). They are encouraged to pay attention to color blocks, shaping and shading.