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Wednesday
Aug252010

Shenk's Corners Laundromat (2009-2013)

A collaborative installation work with Trina Smith. We conducted audio interviews with patrons of the Shencks Corner's Coin-Op Laundromat on the east side of Madison, Wisconsin.  Excerpts from these interviews were used to form bright fabric panels of text, which were then incorporated into huge swaths of fabric wall coverings.  

This remediation of the space continued via impromptu resident contributions (one user attached a peace patch with tiny safety pins and others wrote directly on the fabric, sharing stories form their many hours at the laundromat). 

Special thanks to Mark and Donna Lessner, owners of the Shenk's Corners Laundromat.