Cassandra Straubing: Poetic Ghost
Bullseye Projects, Portland, Oregon, 2014
In her previous work, Cassandra Straubing tackled the stories of labor by casting work clothing in glass. Neatly folded worn jeans or heavy work shirts draped over chairs are transformed from rough fabrics to transparent glass. Often accompanied by narrative titles, this transformation immortalizes the banal object and they become placeholders for the stories of migrant labor, mining, or masonry. “Glass,” says Straubing, “displays ghostly reminiscences, representing a personal history or memory left behind.”
Interactive and learning experiences for this exhibition included a touching table, a “find it” sheet for visitors of all ages, and a family event using Visual Thinking Strategies techniques to explore the exhibition together along with kinetic response through prompts to respond to the works with our bodies.
Design team: Michael Endo (Curator), Nicole Leaper (Senior Communication Designer), Kristen Pilgrim (Education)
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