This week’s FEEDBACK FRIDAY was with LaChaun Moore on Ethnographic Fiber + Dyes From Black & Indigenous Farmers.
Watch the video recording here:
Some links from the presentation:
Gist Yarn & Fiber’s Weave podcast, co-hosted by LaChaun Moore
LaChaun’s articles from the Tishman Environment & Design Center
Plantation Slave Weavers Remember: An Oral History (please buy it on one of these black-owned independent bookstores nearest to you)
LaChaun’s exhibit at the Hilliard Art Museum in Lafayette, Louisiana titled, LaChaun Moore: 17845. Watch the virtual gallery tour here.
Want to donate to LaChaun’s research work? You can send the payment through Paypal using this email address: [email protected]
Our FEEDBACK FRIDAY “Picture of the Week” Christina Whitney Wong and her project that is a direct translation of her experiences as an Asian American. 100% of proceeds will be donated towards Apex For Youth, an organization connecting volunteers with underserved Asian and immigrant youth in New York City.
LaChaun Moore is an interdisciplinary artist who engages the public with her ethnographic fiber making and research practice. Her practice focuses on plant species that are linked specifically to Black and Indigenous farmers who have been systematically exploited for their agricultural ingenuity. She earned her BFA in Integrated Design at Parsons, The New School for Design with a focus on Alternative Fashion Strategies and Social Practice. There she began her grant-funded research “Perceptions of Cotton and Agriculture within the African American Community.”
Aboubakar is based in Mali and France and will update us on his latest projects including cotton cultivation in Mali. He’ll also speak about his indigo farm, exhibits and the workshops he is teaching with Botanical Colors this spring and summer.
If you are not familiar with FEEDBACK FRIDAY, every week, we speak with dyers, artists, scientists and scholars about our favorite topic, natural dyeing and color. Curated by Amy DuFault, Botanical Colors’ Sustainability + Communications Director and presented by Botanical Colors’ Founder Kathy Hattori.
We even have our own theme song thanks to musician Jimmie Snider!