Performance by Frau Fiber
KO (Knock Off) Enterprises: Roadmap to a Living Wage
Performance by Carole Frances Lung, aka Frau Fiber
Saturday, August 22, 2015
12:00 noon – 5:00 pm
Join us at the Craft in America Center on Saturday, August 22 for a live performance by Carole Frances Lung, aka Frau Fiber, who will present K.O. (Knock Off) Enterprises: Roadmap to a Living Wage. Frau Fiber will create knock-off H&M garments in the Center’s front window from 12 noon – 5pm with the help of a hand-crank sewing machine. At the conclusion of her performance there will be a short Q&A session.
Carole Frances Lung is an artist, activist, and scholar living in Long Beach, CA. Through her alter ego Frau Fiber, Lung creates performances that fuse activism and cultural criticism with spirited crafting. She investigates the human cost of mass production and consumption, addressing issues of value and time through the thoroughly hand-made construction and salvaging of garments. It is her hope that this micro production will provide a platform to educating shoppers about the labor behind their purchases. Lung is an Assistant Professor of Fashion at California State University Los Angeles. www.carolefranceslung.org
Frau Fiber’s performance is part of an event series accompanying the Center’s current exhibition, California Masters: State of the Arts.
California Masters will be on view at the Craft in America Center from July 11 – October 3, 2015 with related talks and events scheduled. The exhibition includes the following artists: Tanya Aguiniga, Julie Chen, Marilyn da Silva, Katherine Gray, Marvin Lipofsky, Wendy Maruyama, Laura Mays, Steven Portigal, Sandy Simon, Christina Smith, Carol Shaw-Sutton, and Consuelo Jimenez Underwood. This exhibition is presented in conjunction with California Handmade: State of the Arts, on view at the Maloof Foundation through January 2, 2016.