Van Alen Institute invites you to a reception for "Public Receptors: Beneath the Skin", a textile installation by New York Prize Fellow Gabi Schillig. Schillig´s wearable spatial structures mediate between private users and public spaces, provoking new relationships between bodies, clothing, and the built environment.
Redefining the garment as tactile architecture, Schillig has developed a set of textile structures she calls "public receptors" and conducted a series site-specific experiments for their implementation in New York City. Made from felt, latex, and a variety of fastening devices, the structures are designed for attachment to specific building surfaces and street conditions, to be improvised and appropriated for clothing, furniture, habitat, or other uses.
April 2nd, 2009 - 6.30pm
Van Alen Institute
30 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10010