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This Is / Is This a City Installation
October 24-October 31
View Amy Wike’s participatory artwork shaped during Portland TextileX Month.
View Amy Wike’s participatory artwork that was chosen for the festival identity for 2021 Portland TextileX Month festival and shaped by the participation of many.
For TextileX Month’s New Traditions Festival, Amy Wike is collected descriptions of Portland (the good, the bad, and the ugly) directly from current residents and combining these with formal descriptions of the city throughout the years — from newspaper headlines, travel sites, archival documents, etc. Using her practice of knitting in Morse code, the piece took shape as she knits the transcript of each participant or source in a new color. The overall pattern that emerges will be truly unique to this city, this moment, and these people. Spurred by recent discussions around Portland’s identity after a tumultuous year, this piece is meant to encourage conversation and exploration of questions such as: who and what speaks for a city in our modern world? How do we form an identity for a city and how do we attempt to articulate it?
THE VIEWING HOURS ARE
Monday – Thursday 11am-7pm
Friday – Saturday 11am – 8pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm
All in-person events must follow the COVID-19 Guidelines below:
- Vaccination is required for in-person events. Organizers may request proof of vaccination at their discretion.
- Please wear a mask at all times, indoors and outdoors.
- Social distancing is required at both indoor and outdoor venues.
- If you are feeling sick, please stay home.
- For more information and on Oregon’s COVID-19 recommendations please refer to the CDC guidelines.
Support Our Community Programs
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.
We hope to continue building PTXM and TextileX website as sustainable resources that serve the textile community for years to come, and that’s where you come in.
If you feel a connection to the PTXM mission and what we can accomplish together, please consider making a direct contribution programming. As a direct contributor, your funds will go directly toward programming, lean administrative expenses, and providing paid internships. We appreciate any contribution you can make and your continued support.
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