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Friday, March 27, 2009

Fabricating Rain embroidery circles

FABRICATION OF BLINDNESS/ FABRICATING RAIN

FABRICATING RAIN EMBROIDERY CIRCLES: Thursday and Saturdays, 2 - 6pm at Transformer. Exhibition: March 21- April 25, 2009

Created by New York based artist Julia Mandle, Fabrication of Blindness/Fabricating Rain seeks to mend wounds caused by America's abuse of civil rights at a turning point in our country's policy on the detention camps at Guantanamo Bay.

After a successful opening day with Julia and many enthusiastic participants this past Saturday, March 21, Transformer continues the Fabricating Rain embroidery circles every Thursday and Saturday between 2 and 6pm through April 25. Add to this powerful installation and interactive, community-driven intervention by participating in the creative action of hand-embroidering detainee-written narratives and poetry onto hoods made of U.S. military issue sandbags.

Embroidery takes approximately 2 hours. No experience necessary! All newly-embroidered hoods will be added to the installation, which will go on to be exhibited at New York City's Crossing the Line festival, September 2009, and in Paris.

www.transformergallery.org
1404 P Street NW Washington, DC 20010 / 202-483-1102

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