Saturday, June 27, 2009


That You Can Carry
New work by Allison Yasukawa

For Second Bedroom Project Space, artist Allison Yasukawa proposes new forms of engagement with ethnography. Experimenting with art based research techniques; Senegalese expatriates were asked to create drawings from memory of their Senegalese neighborhoods allowing for an experiential relationship with the past. The drawings as well as interviews with the expatriates were used to inform the construction of a series of hats embedded with the recorded audio from the interviews. Come and experience if the ethnographic hat will make the man.
Allison Yasukawa is a Chicago-based artist. Her work is multi-disciplinary and addresses questions about embodiment and communication through low-tech interactive works. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Fine Arts degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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