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FABRIC Arts Festival: Repose Opening Event with Allyson Vieira
October 14 @ 5:00 pm
Repose is a new public art project commissioned by FABRIC for the BCC Campus. The sculpture is seemingly shoddily piled sandbags, upon closer look, evokes the bodies of reclining figures lying next to a pond. Sandbags, when hastily stacked in preparation against impending flooding, are intimately associated with disaster preparation. Though they are made of the very materials used as defense in an emergency, Allyson Vieira’s bodies appear passive, unconcerned, and languid. Repose could also be read as re-pose: to change one’s position.
The annual FABRIC Arts Festival returns on October 5-14, featuring a series of music concerts, art exhibitions, public art, dinners and educational workshops in Fall River, New Bedford and Providence.