Frau Fiber vs. The Machines will open on June 7th from 7-10pm at Human Resources. This exhibition documents Frau Fiber's ongoing battle with contemporary apparel manufacturing. Frau Fiber will attempt to spin yarn, knit a tube sock, and knit a sweater sleeve as fast as a machine can while seated among videos, artifacts, and furniture.
Frau Fiber's series of textile productions are inspired by the folk lore of the ultimate working-class hero: John Henry. Henry, who was immortalized in verse and myth in the 1800’s, fought and lost a valiant battle against the drill machine that took his life and ultimately replaced the jobs of tireless railroad workers.
The exhibition is curated by Frau Fiber’s archivist and biographer, Carole Frances Lung.
Exhibition will be on view through June 17th.
Opening reception is on Thursday, June 7th from 7-10pm.