Worn Stories | Our Clothes Are Full of Memory and Meaning
"I was curious about our garments' histories and wanted to create a place to record and preserve their stories.
Clothes can be a rich and universal storyteling device. I was much more interested in the clothing-inspired narratives of other people than in my own, and if those stories aren't captured, they disappear.
The clothes that protect us, that make us laugh, that serve as a uniform, that help us assert our identity or aspirations, that we wear to remember someone – in all of these are encoded the stories of our lives."
Your Assignment Due Thursday, February 26 In Class
Select a piece of clothing still in your possession with a compelling story behind it, whether something spectacular, unexpected, weird, wonderful, or momentous happened while you you were wearing it.
Take a "simple" photograph of your piece of clothing and in writing share your story.
The intent is simple: these tales will not only offer a glimpse into the lives of the contributors, but they also prompt the storyteller and the reader to reconsider the role of clothing in their own lives.
Please print out your image and story IN COLOR to be turned in on Thursday, February 26 in class.