“Field” is the second installment in “Loom,” “a multi-year initiative of programming centered on the social, ecological, and spiritual impacts of fabric.” “Flood,” the first work in the series, examines the flowing, water-like textures and shapes of fiber and fabric, as well as the impact of the textiles industry on the world’s water supply and aquatic ecosystems. For both works, Bandaloop collaborated with international experts in fiber arts, textiles and environmental sustainability.
Speaking to Hall during another Flux webinar, one of those experts, sustainability strategist Catherine Botrill, described watching Bandaloop perform as “electric” and “magical.” She hopes “Field” will inspire people to consider how the relationship between people and the fibers and fabrics they use could shift from one of resource extraction and waste to one of preservation and conservation.
Audience members are encouraged to bring outdoor blankets and lawn chairs, and to arrive early to set up on the green space between 725 Ponce de Leon Ave. and Ponce City Market. People will have to look up to see the show, and the most comfortable way to do that, and get the full “wow” experience, is from a reclining position. If you’re interested in Bandaloop’s mix of art and activism sign up on the Flux Projects website to volunteer on one or all three days.
5 p.m. Oct. 1-3, with live music starting at 4:30 p.m. Admission is free and run time is approximately 35 minutes. 725 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta. fluxprojects.org.
Working closely with the American Press Institute, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is embarking on an experiment to identify, nurture and expand a network of news partnerships across metro Atlanta and the state.
Our newest partner, ArtsATL (www.artsatl.org), is a nonprofit organization that plays a critical role in educating and informing audiences about metro Atlanta’s arts and culture. Founded in 2009, ArtsATL’s goal is to help build a sustainable arts community contributing to the economic and cultural health of the city.
Over the next several weeks, we’ll be introducing more partners, and we’d love to hear your feedback.
You can reach Managing Editor Mark A. Waligore via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.