SEW (a) PIECE
In March 2008, at the War Protest in Hollywood, Jade Thacker performed a rearrangement of Yoko Onoʼs Cut Piece wearing an American flag as her dress. Sitting in the street, Jade invited anyone to cut a piece from her dress/flag and offered them the choice to either keep it or put their piece in a cup she had for use in a later attempted reconstruction.
With many cut pieces remaining and one very disheveled American flag, Jade invites anyone and everyone to collaborate in a Flag Rearrangement. This all day extravaganza will take place at Monte Vista Projects in Highland Park, July 6, 2008 beginning at 12 noon and carrying on! There will be a working table with the remainder of the flag from back in March and various sewing materials where attendees will be able to take turns altering and revamping the flag. Participants may choose to sew back a flag remnant or cut a piece from their own clothes to add to the new flag. Everyone isencouraged to wear or bring clothes or cloths to cut and insert. There will also be an afternoon BBQ, musical talents, and a non-traditional flag raising!
This is Jade Thackerʼs first solo exhibition. She is currently a BFA4 at California Institute of the Arts, living in the mysterious Val Verde, CA.