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August 20, 2004

Text on Textile


We are always folding a piece of cloth. It may be a towel, or a sheet, or a shirt. Folding away. We did not have to fold before textiles were invented. Before text was invented, we did not have to print. Think back, before the paper mills, before it was trees and cotton in one end and text out on the other, to a time when no one had anything to fold.

The Passing Through project is mounted on cloth, and we often think of the text on textile as a theme. The need for all this text and all these textiles gave birth to the industrial revolution, which in turn spawned bridges, trains, cars, and travel in the air. Passing through again and again, faster and faster. Always passing through.

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