PROTEST GARMENT LAB 
 

Collaborators

Miranda Betancourt, Eric Guy, Andrea Miros Ramírez, Patricia Fonseca Monteiro (with PrintRoom), Asiya Toorawa, Woori Sori (Our Voice)

For Protest Garment Lab, I am collaborating with other artists, fashion designers, and makers to create garments to be activated and worn during protest. The garments have hidden protest banners and slogans created within them to protect the wearer of the garments. When they are opened up, they highlight a moment of transformation and embolden the wearer of the garment. This is an ongoing and growing project.

Protest Garment Lab x Miranda Betancourt: Ni Una Mas Ni Una Menos

Protest Garment Lab x Eric Guy: Capitalism Sucks

Protest Garment Lab x Eric Guy: Fight the Real Enemy

Protest Garment Lab x Woori Sori (Our Voice)

For this project, I created garments as part of Protest Garment Lab for my all women's pungmul drumming group, Woori Sori (Our Voice). 

 

Pungmul is not only designed for performance but creates a space to celebrate the lives of all individuals and communities and lift up collective power. Today, it continues to be played by people all over the world to celebrate Korean culture and resist oppression. Woori Sori is drumming to bring people together not only for performance but also a collective ritual that bridges the powerful connections to celebrate community and gather power to make the transformation. 

 

While such space was dominated by men culturally and historically, Woori Sori came together in 1995 led by a group of leaders at KAN-WIN, and now also HANA Center, whose mission is to fight against gender-based violence, and now opened to a larger community that shares values. Multi-generational members of Woori Sori bring various backgrounds as mothers, sisters, community workers, and churchgoers, but the common thread tying us together is our commitment to work together to achieve gender, racial, and social justice.