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Space Quilt for IN-Residence | 2012

The essential luggage to leave to another planet

It was not uncommon, in early American culture, for quilts to reflect a mosaic of a woman’s life, often including swatches of material from memorable events… On any routine day of V.M, it is marked by the objects of everyday actions. However on Another Terra, daily life could be completely different. Like a mantra, on each woven golden Mylar strip is hand-stamped repeatedly in absolute chronological order, the individual names of objects encountered, touched, or used. A seemingly mundane fragment of life is then sealed, given permanence. These words re-materialize the possessions, their related everyday gestures and rituals of a day on Earth that is impossible to repeat ever again.

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“One day in the life of V.M. on Earth” is both the product of a private story and an artifact for the future. Accompanying the piece will be an audio recording that will bring the visitor right into the story embedded in the quilt. Click play below to listen.

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