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This Is / Is This a City: Project Discussion and Knitting Demonstration

October 23, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm PDT

Artist, Amy Wike, will discuss her practice, her project – This Is / Is This a City, invite you to submit your own morse code description to the project, and a provide a simple knitting tutorial.

For Portland TextileX Month’s New Traditions Festival, artist Amy Wike is collecting 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 takes shape as she knits the transcript of each voice 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?

Read more and contribute your own description for the piece at amywikeart.com/textilex-month
Supplies will be provided. This workshop is sponsored and made free to attend by TextileX.

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  • Vaccination is required for in-person events. Organizers may request proof of vaccination at their discretion.
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  • Social distancing is required at both indoor and outdoor venues.
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October 23, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Amy Wike


Portland TextileX Month Space at Gallery Go Go
700 Sw 5th Ave #3015
Portland, OR 97204 United States
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