Monday, January 26, 2009

Performance: The Fabrication of Blindness

The Fabrication of Blindness

An installation of embroidered detainee hoods that requires your active participation.

Think of it as a sewing circle of aesthetic action, blending craft & politics.

Thursday, January 29 from 7:30pm-10:00pm
Saturday, January 31 from 1:00pm-5:00pm

84 Havemeyer
Brooklyn, New York NY
United States
917 202 5479


a sewing circle to

embroider detainees' personal stories

led by Julia Mandle

& a discussion

led by Jeff Hnilicka, JMP Manager

Fabrication of Blindness

intends to give voice to the nearly thousand detainees who have been or or currently held at Guantanamo Bay. As the paradigm shifts in Washington, Fabrication of Blindness intends to explore the aftermath and Americans' sorting through emotions of dissent and complicity. Each participant will be given a case file and taught to hand embroider.

Sewing experience not required

Non-crafters are highly encouraged to attend.

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