A madcap caper

I had hardly recovered from the Black Hearts Ball when I jumped into this collaboration with Emily Stover for her exhibition at the great Soap Factory called Artists on the Verge. (Whew, that’s a lot of links) The show was a collaboration with Northern Lights.mn featuring new work by 5 Minnesota-based emerging new media artists. The work shown was from artists working experimentally at the intersection of art, technology, and digital culture, whose practice often falls outside of and in between the traditional notions of media or disciplines. Emily’s project was a great interactive piece about the postal service’s relationship with electronic communication. To hear her speak more on the concept, listen to the podcast here.

She needed some capes that would recall, slightly, a letter carrier’s uniform. We used 1/4″ industrial felt and soft lamb leather to make 5 hooded capes with pockets for the teathered RFID devices that held the digital information the participants carried through the exhibit space. It was super fun to help Emily with this part of her project. I was happy to lend my expertise in patterning and producing all the capes.

The fresh roll of industrial felt.

The fresh roll of industrial felt.

Profilin'

Profilin’

Layers upon layers of felt.

Layers upon layers of felt.

All five of the capes.

All five of the capes.

Adding pops of red to the capes. Golden Needle Club.

Adding pops of red to the capes. Golden Needle Club.

Thanks for all the fun, Emily. Can’t wait to do it again.

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