One Acre Exchange, an Exhibit on Local Industry as Community

Over the last couple of years I've become increasingly interested in the local fiber and textile industry here in central North Carolina, particularly how individuals and small-scale businesses can work together. Last year I became the organizer of a local affiliate of Fibershed, a nonprofit dedicated to developing sustainable regional fiber systems. 

Through this work I've met some great folks, and I'm collaborating with two of them to put together an exhibit on the nascent hemp fiber industry in North Carolina. The exhibit, titled One Acre Exchange, will be at The Carrack in Durham, NC from April 26 to May 12, 2019. Learn about the show and see a schedule of events.

"Worn Words" Performance at {Re}HAPPENING 2019 - Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center

On March 30, 2019, I will be one of numerous artists performing and exhibiting at the {Re}HAPPENING 2019 sponsored by the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center. I'm beyond thrilled to be a part of this event at the historic Black Mountain College, one of the most exciting sites of artistic experimentation in the 20th century and a place where some of my personal creative heroes taught and studied. 

My piece, "Worn Words,” is a live performance exploring the intersection of fashion, culture, and language. For this piece, I will de- and re-construct clothing with words on it, sewing them together into new garments and new arrangements of language. Visitors are invited to both contribute their own used clothing to the project and take the refashioned garments to wear.

The {Re}HAPPENING takes place just outside of Asheville, NC, and is well worth the trip to this beautiful and culture-rich part of the Appalachian Mountains. 

Videos screening at Greenpoint Film Festival Sept. 22

Three of my videos will be screening at the Greenpoint Film Festival on Sunday, September 22 as part of a curated program called "Performance Video: Private/Public Body." The screening starts at 6:45pm; afterward I'll be participating in an artist panel moderated by curator Alexandra Ben-Abba.

Description from the Festival website:

Private/Public Body features contemporary video work by visual artist. Residing between the public and the private, artists in the program choose to use the human body as a focal point of their frame. They create installations or events that explore the personal within the public sphere. 

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