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The Virtual Quilt: An Interactive Art Project

From: carmin karasic
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Date: 2/26/02
Time: 1:19:03 PM
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The quilting bee, a gathering of people to construct a quilt, remains a way for people to interact in a group art process. Similarly, the origins of the Internet are community-building in nature. Quiltmaker Clara Wainwright (USA) and the web artists Carmin Karasic (USA) and Rolf van Gelder (NL) have brought the communal creativity of the web and the quilting bee together in The Virtual Quilt: An Interactive Art Project. The entire online world is invited to participate in the creation of a virtual quilt that will be made into a real quilt and displayed at DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, MA, USA from January 19 - May 27, 2002. The DeCordova hosts the Virtual Quilt in the "Exhibitions" section of their website, http://www.decordova.org Additionally a PC online in the gallery allows people to contribute virtual quilt squares while they're visiting Clara's quiltmaking retrospective show at the DeCordova Museum. For this interactive project, you design and submit your own quilt square based on provided fabric choices. Carmin and Rolf will then add your square to the virtual quilt. Clara will copy your virtual square to create a real square, which she will add to the real quilt. Return to the website in a couple of weeks to see your square in the virtual quilt and in the photo of the real quilt displayed in the exhibit. Or visit the DeCordova Museum to see the real quilt on display there during the winter & spring, 2002.

Last changed: February 26, 2002