|Entry Dates||3/8/21, 12:00 AM - 4/25/21, 12:00 AM 7 Days Left|
Sky Exchange II
Portland United States
Sky Exchange II - 2021
Sky Exchange II will open in October 2021 and is now accepting participants from all over the world to create a flag of their own this summer and exchange it for the flag of another.
For this global engagement, this year’s Sky Exchange will offer virtual workshops for those participating, an exhibition of the flags in Portland, Oregon, and the final exchange among those involved.
As part of Portland Textile Month’s 2021 theme ‘New Traditions’, Sky Exchange II will encourage the use of repurposed textiles and abstract interpretations of the sky flag making each flag unique to the participant.
The Sky Exchange is a public art project created by Portland artist Brittany Vega and made possible by Portland Textile Month. The project was first created in the summer of 2020 and launched as a city-wide show in October 2020.
As our social circles had grown smaller, the Sky Exchange aimed to engage viewers personally, provide a physical experience with artwork, and make that work available to be seen beyond an enclosed space. Wanting to regain sight of what we share in common, participants were called upon to submit images of the sky as they saw it at any given point in time. Vega then recreated the individual skies into painted and sewn flags, distributing them among the participants to be displayed outside their homes. Each received the sky of another; embracing a view not of their own. While viewers could serendipitously run into the flags as passerby, the show indefinitely exists virtually online for all to see. Over 30 submissions were received, resulting in dozens of painted flags flying around the Portland area; flying an ode to the perspective of another, an ode not to a nation, but to a shared place, a flag for the sky.
Learn more and sign up at skyexchange.mailchimpsites.com