Julie Faubert and Héloïse Audy
La robe-ruche (The Hive-Dress)
May 23 to June 28 2008
La robe-ruche (The Hive-Dress) is a collaborative installation by Héloïse Audy and Julie Faubert that incorporates into its penetrable structure 1000 pensées-plumes collected from Montréal garment-district seamstresses over a one-year period. Audy and Faubert's hive-dress creates a physical narrative composed of discarded textile industry material and the written fragments of the seamstresses themselves. This material accord, the hive-dress itself, speaks to the everyday lives of immigrant women's experiences and reflects the fraught lines of communication between diverse histories, practices, and representational strategies.
Video interview by Tania Willard with Héloïse Audy, 33:54. Click here to launch.
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