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Detail of the Hive Dress, red fabric with 'il fait chaud' hand-written on it
View from inside the Hive Dress looking up

Julie Faubert and Heloise Audy
The Hive-Dress (La Robe Ruche)
May 23, 2008 - June 28, 2008

In this monumental installation Faubert and Audy worked over the period of a year with a group of Montreal seamstresses to collect one thousand handwritten “pensees plumes ” or “feather thoughts. ” The tiny reflections were woven into a large-scale dress constructed from discarded textile materials. Exploring intersections between repetition, manufacturing industries, and tensions between private and collective experience, the Hive-Dress collapses the space between “text ” and “textile. ”

Julie Faubert lives and works in Montreal. A recipient of a bursary from the Fonds québécois de recherche sur la nature et les technologies, she completed her Masters in Visual and Media Arts at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQÀM) in 2005.

Héloïse Audy also lives and works in Montreal. After studies at the Canadian National Theatre School, she obtained her degree in Visual Arts and Art History from the University of Montreal in 2001, and is currently completing her Master’s Degree in Fine Arts at Concordia University, in the Fibres Department.