textile

Flex Your Textiles

Flex Your Textiles happened for the first time in a vacant apartment in Williamsburg in the Spring of 2006. A one-day group show/gathering/ collaborative effort by Travis Boyer, Ginger Brooks Takahashi, and Donnie Cervantes.
March 2006

Flex Your Textiles II

Flex Your Textiles
Is a coming out.

With both historically humble and ornate, masterful style, we are re-invigorating textile traditions and creating our own.

What is your process?
What are your techniques?

How do you map your desire in sequins?
What do you do with your menstrual blood, ropes, cast-off fabric, dyes, napkins, and felt when you are alone.
What rhythms do you create with your crochet?
Whose ghost is being evoked?
What ancient weaving tradition is having a revival in your kitchen studio?

Our nature is our virture

cotton thread on paper, 5 3/4" x 7 1/2", 2006-7
Adopting text from Monique Wittig’s 1975 novel The Lesbian Body, I traipse between worlds of sexuality, violence, and love. With images of the Abu Ghraib prison perversions in our conscious and subconscious, I enter into this territory of violence, permitting the viewer to reflect on their own sexuality and desire.

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