Daria Dorosh's new exhibition entitled, Jump-Off opened at A.I.R. Gallery this past week.
"Jump-Off maps a personal geography in textile, text, and wireless technology. Using QR codes ('quick response' code, a matrix code that allows its context to be decoded at a high speed), Dorosh tags six 'story rugs' and six 'fabric bundles.' These codes can be read with QR readers on cell phones, revealing their stories of transformation from fiber, woven into cloth, enabling the cultural story of fashion to be told. The process in jump-off continues the loop, in which clothing is raw material for art, unmasking its material nature and showing its place in the immaterial world of text and theory. The subtext for this installation is a theory of patterns set forth in Dorosh's 2007 thesis Patterning: The Informatics of Art and Fashion, in which information is a process that navigates the territory between art and artifact to reveal shared patterns. A reading room is provided, in which her thesis is on view as a book and in mini comic book format." via A.I.R. Gallery's blog
Paris Bundles (on view in Jump-Off) by Daria Dorosh
I am so sorry to miss seeing Daria's exhibition in person, but for the fashion (recycling) enthusiasts among you, Daria will be leading an exciting hands-on workshop called DIY Fashion Re-boot on Wednesday, February 17th, from 6pm -8pm. Sounds like the perfect antidote to New York Fashion Week.
*Reserve a space in the workshop by contacting Simone Meltsen at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, February 10th.
Jump-Off will be on view at A.I.R. Gallery through February 28, 2010.