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December 7, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

I_Legal (2018) explores paper “as the first technology” that allowed for global mobilization of ideas, a kind of global immigration that explores the connections between art, history, politics and the environment. I_Legal (2018) devotes attention to the process of fermentation that acts as a source of energy and as a metaphor for free mobilization. The fermented plant fibers become pulp used to cast paper suitcases, tangible symbols of mobility. In this context, the suitcase is viewed as a familiar object that challenges its conventional use by asking the viewers to respond to the emotional burden of unwanted mobilization. These paper-thin “shells” are inadequate containers in their attempt to hold our most intimate articles; yet they are ghostly presences that invite us to reflect upon vulnerability as the foundation for strength. These are transient beings entangled in the tentacles of temporal mobilization and permanent displacement. On December 7, the paper suitcases will be disassembled in a process of cutting, soaking and re-pulping that captures the poetic gesture of tracing imperceptible immigration that takes place all the time. The repurposed paper suitcases, as postcards, serve two purposes:

Drop-in Workshop: 11:00AM-5:00PM

Demonstration & Letter Writing: 5:00-8:00PM


December 7, 2018
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art & Design, first floor