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The installation is almost complete!
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Yesterday I visited the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles to see the progress on the installation.  Here are some photos of the interplay between Rick's and Colleen's creations for the 01SJ Biennial Festival.
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Colleen Quen began her installation yesterday. There were so many components to assemble!
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Installation Process:

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Interns Barbie and Elena with the garment before its installation.
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lantern shapes using fusionwear sv fabrics
Below: Video Colleen took of raising her Emotion piece.
 
This week Rick Lee has been installing his creation for the TECHstyleSoftWEAR: Surface & Shape installation.  I will see it today in person. Wow! It is so cool to see the idea take real form in the real space! He and his assistants really engineered the pieces in an elegant way...they created stitch like perforations in the aluminum so that the pieces bend along these fold lines. So elegant! I cannot wait to see Colleen's garments installed in the space. She is bringing the garments down today.
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First section goes up.
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These pieces are suspended by cables which extend up throgh the ceiling tiles to load beams 11 feet about the dropped ceiling.
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This is an intersesting shot to look at carefully. It really gives scale to the work and you can see four ladders and a hydrolic lift were involved to ge the pieces up!! So much goes into an installation behind the scenes.
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Rick's installation is up!
 
I created a PINGG invite tonight for our installation at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles. The installation process started yesterday.
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After a month of intensive work, Colleen is completing her Emotion garment for the Zero 1 Biennial 2010.  It is amazing for me, a novice textile designer, to see my fabric designs used in Collen Quen's creations. More info on this installation, TECHstlye SoftWEAR Surface & Shape, at the San San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles on their  upcoming exhibits page. Also info on project here: http://fusionwearsv.sjquiltmuseum.org/artists.php .

Today in the San Jose Mercury New there was an article about The Zero1 Art & Technology Biennial 2010. This article is more specifically about the music and general info (does mention the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles). More detailed info will be out on Thursday in the EYE section of the paper.

Today some installations begin in South Hall, San Jose. I am very excited to be a part of this exciting Arts & Technology Biennial and am very excited to be working with artists Rick Lee and Colleen Quen!
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