Radical Repair Workshop: Clothing Repair
Join multimedia artist Julia Gartrell to explore the process of repair and transformation through the Radical Repair Workshop, housed in a vintage camper trailer. Visitors are invited to donate broken items for the artist to repair, and learn how to mend their own objects. The broken objects may be restored to their fully-functioning state or they may become non-functioning permanent art objects. Visitors will be able to step inside the camper to explore the gallery and studio and explore repair techniques through demonstrations and samples. The Radical Repair Workshop will teach concrete skills, such as sewing and darning, but also explore abstract notions of repair.
Since we wear clothes every day, they're a personal possession that is often damaged. Rather than tossing out that ripped shirt, come learn how to repair it. Using hand sewing techniques as well as "less traditional" approaches to mending, participants will experiment with garment repair. Bring something you'd like to fix or practice with the provided materials.
The Radical Repair Workshop, parked in the Nasher Sculpture Garden, is part of the exhibition Reckoning and Resilience: North Carolina Art Now.