this exhibit of fibers informed media examines our lived experience of today's social, economic and political moment in history. While labor replacing technology has eliminated the necessity for hand work, we see a resurgence of interest in knitting, quilting and fiber based art and craft. What is at the heart of this? How do artists working in fiber media express their understanding of the relationship between fiber, it's history as women's work, as craft, yet also as product and commodity? Includes embroidery, quilt, applique, weaving, fabric construction, multi-media and other work addressing these issues of fiber.
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MESS HALL KEYHOLDERSCURRENT 2003-FOUNDERS AT LARGEAay Preston-Myint Brett Bloom Sam GouldLora Lode Ava Bromberg Brett BloomAmy Partridge Salem Collo-Julin Ava BrombergMatthias Regan Marc Fisher Salem Collo-JulinSophia Mihic Marianne Fairbanks Jane PalmerCassie Smith Jane Palmer Dan WangNicholas Lampert Dan Wang Mike WolfDiana Berek Mike Wolff Natasha WheatErik Newman Britt ShawverMarc Fisher
WORKSHOPS-It is important to us to share knowledge and build up a culture of participation, access, and empowerment rather thanof competition, intellectual property, and proprietary information.
MAPPING PART IBuckminster Fuller - The Dymaxion Map Guy Debord (Situationists) - The Naked City The American military network ARPAnet was conceived as a way to maintain uninterrupted communications in the event of nuclear war. Ancestor of the Internet and foundation of the Global Information Infrastructure, ARPAnet springs from exactly the same source as the "push-button war" that lay behind it : the change of scale provoked by the early 20th century discoveries in physics, within an industrial society capable of organizing the productivity - including the scientific productivity - of thousands of agents.Bureau D’Etudes