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Secret Project: Cabin Comforts

Secret Project Robot
210 Kent Ave
May 13 - October 1, 2006
Reception: Wednesday, May 3, 3 - 9 PM
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Saviour Scraps presents a lively alternative to the larger commercial and competitive art world, with Cabin Comforts, an installation and group exhibition that will run as a store for six months. Cabin Comforts bridges the space between artist/producer and viewer/consumer through shared participation in the creative process. Cabin Comforts is a rustic cabin home, where the experience of art is situated in the home not in the gallery. Saviour Scraps has fashioned an immersive home environment within the raw space of Secret Project Robot, and as curators, filled it with works that speak to their sense of home and memory, including contributions by Hanna Aron Fushihara, Travis Boyer, and Steve Keene. Artworks are for sale and intended to be priced with the young neighborhood in mind, for those who may not otherwise be able to afford a unique work of art. The cabin will contain drawings, zines, music and video, utility crafts and decorative arts, sculpture, furniture, wearable art, photography and ephemera, all of those things found in the living, vital home.


Saviour Scraps is the working collaborative of Brooklyn artists Katie Kline, Jojo Li, Brieana Ruais, Shabd Simon-Alexander. Working individually in media as diverse as sculpture, video, photography, and drawing, the artists merge their individual practices under a collective identity. The collective formed as a response to Allison Smith’s 2005 The Muster with a campsite providing symbolic and actual mendings and giftings. The collective, whose primary medium is fabric, works to engage shared experience and facilitate dialogue where artists of differing media converge.

Fabric, used to clothe and shelter, contains powerful personal and collective memory; it serves as a medium through which we can explore the cycle of creation, exchange, and heritage. Saviour Scraps transforms donated scraps of clothing and fabric into engaging environments.

Saviour Scraps has continued with two immersive installations at Brooklyn's Secret Project Robot space.  Rhythm of the Head: Braid, Braid  (2005) was the culmination of a summer-long residency that transformed the raw warehouse into a welcoming in-door fabric garden, complete  with quilted swings, fabric grass, fort, and a performance of synchronized braiding the length of a block. Their contribution to Casa de Scary (2005) re-imagins the space as a haunted trail to explore. Participants were invited to both wander through the frightening forest and then sneak  behind the fa├žade to act as forest haunters.
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