Yin Xiuzhen’s Portable Cities

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“Portable Cityclothes,” a mixed media project by artist Yin Xiuzhen, upcycles old clothes into suitcase cityscapes. For each little world, Xiuzhen takes clothes from the city represented and turns them into culturally-coded buildings. The fabrics show the texture and color of each place, and, nearby each piece, a tape plays locally-recorded sounds on loop.

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Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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