J. Morgan Puett, Daria Dorosh, Valerie Skakun and others to be announced.
PROJECT EVENT; from The Mildred Complex(ity):
An art installation and tailoring event. Opening passages of the feministic, contemporary translation of Homer’s ODYSSEY are performed aloud by Emily Wilson, as workers stitch and unravel a death shroud.
SITE: Narrowsburg UNION, 7 Erie Avenue, Narrowsburg, NY 12764
DATE: June 16, 2018
TIME: 10:30 – 11:30 am
For Narrowsburg’s Inaugural DEEP WATER LITERARY FESTIVAL; The Mildred Complex(ity), One Grand Books, and the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, host the installation/event of, PENELOPE’S SUITORS, while opening passages of Homer’s ODYSSEY, by Emily Wilson, are read aloud. This work is the first translation of the ODYSSEY to English by a woman. Wilson, herself, will perform the opening passages at Narrowsburg Union.
The installation, J. Morgan Puett's continuing series of artworks titled, THE SUIT, (2001-present;) reconstructions, and musings over the history of the three-piece suit – in multiple and multiplied. In this version, A small community of stitchers quilt and tailor pieces of suiting together growing a dynamic annulus. Using the conceit of Jasper John’s Target series from mid 20th-century contemporary art – the slow end to millennia of male domination in art and literature – Puett and Collaborators pull apart, unravel and reconstruct wool suiting into a circular death shroud called, Penelope's Suitors. Read more about Penelope here.
*Image: Detail of a-piece-of-suit from the project, The Multiple(d) Suit, 2004. This centerpiece of the thirty-six-piece version is in collaboration with Abby Lutz.
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