Thursday, August 26, 2010

MARKET Interactive Installation by Audra Wolowiec Opens in The Garment District

MARKETan interactive installation by Audra Wolowiec
August 26 - Sept 7, 2010
Opening reception: August 27, 6-9pm
Viewing hours: daily 11am - 6pm
Closed: Sept 1 - 2

"It's lonely living in the modern world - exchange!" 

MARKET, an interactive installation at Chashama 266 by Audra Wolowiec, invites individuals to participate in an intimate micro-economy by bringing garments to be altered through the process of exchange. Located in the Garment District of New York City, this site-specific project stems from a desire to connect with people and draw attention to the labor embedded in the garments we wear.

Fabric Drawing by Audra Wolowiec (2008, Pocket Utopia)

Acting as a "mercer" or "textile trader," the artist will provide a service that involves cutting out corresponding swatches from each item of clothing, transferring and sewing them in place of the other. Through this process of direct relations, a market is created based not on commerce but on tactile interaction. To participate, please visit the space during open hours and remember to bring an item of clothing. Participants will kindly be asked to leave their garments on display throughout duration of the project and can retrieve them when the show closes on September 7th. The artist will be available for exchange daily from 11am - 6pm.

*images courtesy of Audra Wolowiec

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