SweaterLodge Unlatched

Friday, January 14, 2011 to Sunday, May 1, 2011

Suspended in the Museum of Vancouver, a mammoth polarfleece sweater becomes a soft lodge. Come experience an exhibit that's uniquely Vancouver.

SweaterLodge is an architectural installation consisting of a giant orange polarfleece sweater. It measures 26.5 meters (87 feet) cuff to cuff and is made of Polartec 200 fleece made of recycled two-litre plastic pop bottles. 3,150 two-litre pop bottles went into making all the polarfleece used throughout the entire exhibit, approximately 2,560 into the sweater fleece alone.

The installation is a portrait of Vancouver where the veneration of nature and the construction of urban culture stand at curious odds.

It is part art, part architecture and all commentary on Vancouver.

Visitors are given a booklet to guide them through the experience. At the end of the visit visitors are encouraged to take home a piece of orange fleece to make something wonderful from. Photos of the fleece creations can then be submitted to the Flickr group "Museum of Vancouver MOV" and will be printed out and posted in the gallery throughout the run of the exhibition.

SweaterLodge represented Canada at the 2006 Venice Biennale of Architecture and was created by Bill Pechet and Stephanie Robb of Pechet and Robb Art and Architecture, pechetandrobb.com

January 12, 2011 / 7:00 PM
Opening Party SweaterLodge Unlatched

Join us for the Opening Party of SweaterLodge Unlatched.

Created by Pechet and Robb Art and Architecture, SweaterLodge was chosen through a
national juried competition to represent Canada at the 2006 Venice Biennale of Architecture. It is being remounted for the first time in Canada at the Museum of Vancouver.

Tickets $15, available at the door.
Cash Bar
Wine Sponsor: Artisan Wine Co.

MOV Members were sent an invitation via email at the end of December valid for them and one guest.

April 01, 2011 / 6:00 PM
I Write About Me Web Writing Workshop : with the creators of DISGRASIAN.com

Schema Magazine presents a monthly series of web writing workshops and speakers, featuring some of the most pioneering, innovative and ethnic cool voices on the Internet.

In April, join us for a session with Jen Wang and Diana Nguyen, the creators behind the hilarious and irreverent DISGRASIAN.com, one of the most popular and influential Asian American blogs of our time.

DISGRASIAN's unabashedly wry commentary on the outlandish, ridiculous and disgraceful in pop culture, music, politics, sports, race and identity, has won over thousands of fans in the online social network.

Free Event and everyone is welcome. RSVP required as seating is limited. Please visit NAAAP Vancouver to reserve a seat. http://www.naaap.bc.ca/


In partnership with: the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (University of British Columbia), the North American Association of Asian Professionals Vancouver (NAAAP), theTyee.ca, Fresh Media (Vancouver), the Office of Learning Technology (University of British Columbia), and the Museum of Vancouver.

Sponsored by The Laurier Institution.

April 30, 2011 / 7:00 PM
Curator's Talk & Tour: An Evening with Veda Hille under SweaterLodge

A cozy evening with one of Vancouver’s most original musical artists in arguably one of its most unusual performance spaces.

Tickets $20
Cash bar

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SweaterLodge Unlatched at the Museum of Vancouver on The Express January 31, 2011 part 1

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Sweaterlodge on the Express

Johanna of the Express speaks to Stephanie Robb, co-curator of SweaterLodge Unlatched
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Sweaterlodge on the Express