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Remnant + Memoir

REMOIR

A nationwide arts initiative to tell our nation’s true stories, in visual + audio form, inspired by the personal fabric remnants we've held close.

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Whether it's an old tablecloth, a father's golf towel, a wedding dress, beach towel, curtain, pillowcase, or pair of jeans -- we all have items of fabric within our home that hold significant memories. This is a chance to share those memories as stories, honor the experiences they represent, release them into the world, and give the fabric new life as art.

Akwi Nji, Artist + Creator of The Remoir Project

HOW IT WORKS

Audio + visual combine to tell personal stories from homes across America

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Audio

Participants share their remnant-related story or memory via phone conversations with Akwi. With participants' permission, the conversations are recorded and portions of the audio files are incorporated in online and in-person gallery exhibitions of The Remoir Project.

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Visual

Participants package and ship their remnant/fabric/garment to The Remoir Project. The donated remnant is deconstructed and transformed into visual art that honors the story associated with the remnant. The new original art is then exhibited and available for purchase. 

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HOW TO PARTICIPATE

Everyone has a story. We'd love to include yours.

 

We're all cut from the same cloth.

Through the stories collected and told from every state and territory in the United States, we honor that, despite our differences and disparate experiences, a shared human experience unites us. Connect with us to learn more or to tell your story.