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February 08, 2007

Outfitting Subversion

Artists working creatively with brand subversion, alternative micro-production models, knitting machines or stitched ephemera put on display at Three Walls gallery while I was in residence this winter. Exhibit comes down this Saturday.

Otto Von Busch (Sweden)

Christa Michel (Switzerland)

Rebecca Stephany (the Netherlands)

Dana Carter (Chicago/US)

About the Artists:

Otto von Busch (Sweden) is a haute couture heretic  and fashion renegade hacking the operating system of fashion. As a subconstructive semionaut he is exploring low level interventions at the interface between the second skin and the modes of  production in fashion industry.

Rebecca Stephany (Germany) studied Graphic Design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, graduating in 2006. She is currently working and living in Zurich, Switzerland and Amsterdam. Rebecca is interested in the value of surface, correcting perspectives, crafted digitals and amateurs' delight.

Christa Michel (Switzerland) One stitch - one pixel. Following a career in textile design, Christa Michel turned her hands to knits. Handling colour in a playful manner, each one of the arresting designs reminiscent of a painting or photograph. They are handmade by the designer herself and most recently also produced at well-known manufacturers in Switzerland and Germany. Expanding the awarded fashion design, her knitting becomes art. Hangings and sculptural works were displayed in exhibitions in Zurich, where Christa Michel lives and knits.

Dana Carter (US) lives and works in Chicago. She is currently investigating drawing and sculpture while pursuing her MFA in Studio Arts at the University of Illinois Chicago. In addition to her studio practice she has created unique artifacts and installations for performances, film and community interventions.

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