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TextileX Vibrant Spaces: Hyun Jung Jung X That Year
October 29, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
“FREE EVENT” A Vintage Clothing Fair where the only currency accepted is your personal story
At “FREE EVENT”, the community at large will have an opportunity to become collaborators in the art by simply shopping a special selection of hand-picked vintage garments. In lieu of monetary payment, Hyun Jung Jung and THAT YEAR ask that visitors participate in the interactive artwork by sharing a personal story of regeneration in a private, anonymous recording booth. Thus, the currency of money will be replaced by an exchange of human stories, and the audio recordings will be compiled into an additional collective art piece. In this way, the event explores how our memories or ideas can become linked to specific textiles or garments more widely.
“FREE EVENT” will take place at Focus Group, a retail space recognized as a hub for creative youth on Southeast Hawthorne, in the heart of Portland’s vintage scene. Visitors will also be able to taste a selection of traditional Korean snacks and beverages, prepared for the occasion by Go Bu Gi, a local family-run market, which has long served Portland’s Korean community. Through this unique art experience, and in spotlighting meaningful local collaborators, “FREE EVENT” is intended to be a symbol of support for local independent businesses and the next generation of Portland’s creative community in the face of our uncertain times.
Artist Hyun Jung Jung and creative studio THAT YEAR collaborate on “FREE EVENT” – a daylong interactive art experience that invites visitors to participate in an exciting exchange of storytelling and vintage clothing.
Vibrant Spaces are the centerpiece of this year’s Portland TextileX Month community programming, weekly events that aim to unite us all together in the spirit of regeneration and community-building. Each Vibrant Space takes place in dynamically different locations in neighborhoods across our city and brings together a variety of creators, activists, leaders, and crafters of all skill sets in order to regenerate the sense of community integral to working with textile, with events ranging from free community-centered programming talks, workshops, exhibits, and food. Vibrant Spaces are made possible in part by generous funding from the American Rescue Plan and The Portland Bureau of Transportation.
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In just over 4 years, Portland TextileX Month (PTXM) has turned from an ambitious idea into an engaged community movement. This transformation highlights the power of our mission to foster collaboration, cross-pollination, cultural dialogue, and intergenerational exchange among the Portland textile community and beyond.
This year we’ve organized the PTXM festival with over 40 events and directly sponsored a multitude of FREE programs including exhibits, workshops, artist talks, community events, and more—representing a diverse range of textile interests and practices. This year’s PTXM Regeneration Festival has brought together makers, businesses, teachers, students, institutions, and organizations to gather around shared interests and knowledge-sharing. PTXM would not have been possible without the dedication of event organizers, paid contributors, paid interns, amazing volunteers and the receptiveness of the textile community.
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