JULY 13 – AUG 10 E.M.P. Collective
Participate in “Cut Pieces,” a textile performance by Hannah Brancato and Charlotte Keniston, and reduce textile waste in the process. Please bring clothing you no longer use to swap with other gallery visitors. Any clothing that is stained or otherwise un-wearable will be used in the creation of quilts. These quilts will hold the story of your piece of clothing within pockets placed throughout the quilt itself.
For the exhibition Down Through the Needle’s Eye, Hannah Brancato and Charlotte Keniston created a space for a clothing swap, fostering interaction and a consciousness about consumption. Stained or otherwise un-wearable garments were cut up and stitched together by the artists to create quilts in the gallery during workshop days throughout the exhibition. When people submitted garments for the quilt they wrote a few sentences about the garment’s history- where did it come from? When did you wear it? How long did you have it? Pockets throughout the quilts hold transcriptions of these stories.