Weaving and Dancing About to Begin

shoe weaving begins tonight, here is what Mirae Rosner is writing about as we gear up to this final part of our collaboration. The final performance is at Trillium North June 14

urbanclothproject: Terroir

A diverse and balanced crew is coming together for our spring activities with shoe weaving and dancing at Trillium North Park.  As we begin to weave shoes from local materials, I anticipate the continuation of a conversation we have been having for the past year around connection to place through the gathering and harvesting of essential materials.

I have been asking myself: how can I connect to this place through the work I do on the land?  Or conversely, how am I not connected to this place by virtue of my daily life, work, and relationship to food, clothing and shelter?

Partly, the answers to these questions have come in the form of the work itself – as I watch Tracy and Sharon delve into an excited think-tank of materials and techniques, I witness the development and sharing of knowledge that must be put into action in order to move into…

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About sharonkallis

artist in Vancouver BC, working in the garden with green waste and invasive plant species- rethinking how traditional hand technologies can be paired with unwanted materials for community made contemporary art installations that encourage environmental awareness.
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