vendredi 27 avril 2012

Lex-Icon Blog Project Post 39 : Chrysanne Stathacos

Natural Wishing Fabric 

The image here, Natural Wishing Fabric is the first of a series of printed fabrics which I have recently produced for my new public interactive art work Natural Wishing which is part of curator Amy Lipton's 5×5 project, BiodiverCITY, for the The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities in Washington DC this spring. I chose this opportunity to create a series of fabrics with texts of anonymous wishes that I have collected from around the world via Internet, fax, mail, written and spoken for my ongoing Wish Machine Project (and artists book 1000+Wishes). All together these wishes link our common desires, pain, joy, and hopes in a poetic rant that accents humanity’s similarities more than differences. Among the most moving are wishes are from Tibetan refugee children in India which provide the book with a call for peace and compassion that is universal. The texts/words are overlayed on images of trees and faded wishing actions then printed on organic cotton. As the fabric is cut and then hung on trees by many participants this spring at The Textile Museum, one will see and experience wishing acts evolving into a cycle of art nature and nature and hope.” -- Chrysanne Stathacos

BIO :   
Toronto and NYC based Chrysanne Stathacos’ interdisciplinary art practice draws on photography, print making, book-works, video, installation, public art, and participatory interaction. She aims to make new connections between cultures, historical periods, technologies, and environmental issues, which mirror the human processes of change, hope, healing and mortality. Stathacos has exhibited her work extensively in museums, galleries, sculpture gardens, and public spaces internationally including The Wish Machine, presented by Creative Time in Grand Central Station, New York City. She received a 2001 award from the Japan Foundation, for The Wish Machineproject, which enabled her to do creative research in India and Japan for six months. Her most recent public art projects include True Patriot Love for Nuit Blanche, Toronto, and Three Wishing Trees for the Bundesgartenschau 2011, in Koblenz Germany. Websites: and and

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