The Dress of Nations

The Dress of Nations

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June 14 to September 4, 2017
Everyday •  10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

September 5 to October 8, 2017
Tuesday to Sunday •  10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

October 9, 2017
Monday •  10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

October 10 to December 24, 2017
Tuesday to Sunday •  10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

December 26, 2017 to January 7, 2018
Everyday •  10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

January 7 to February 18, 2018
Tuesday to Sunday •  10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission: Adults (31+) $16 /18 to 30 $10 /12 to 17 $5 /11 and under Free

Directions

Location : Musée de la civilisation
85, rue Dalhousie
Québec , QC

Information about the event
Phone: 418-643-2158
Free Phone: 1-866-710-8031

The Dress of Nations is made up of 6,000 Seed-dresses, textile miniatures made from pieces of recovered garments. The garments were cut, mixed, reassembled, and stitched together on wires. Each of the Seed-dresses has a golden stamp.

Over 400 people from different cultures sent the artist a piece of clothing along with a testimonial. A piece of themselves that tells tales of their desires, loves, and suffering. Fragments of cloth that bear countless secrets and dreams of the human condition.

These pieces are memories made solid, reminding us that we are each a fragment of another, forcing us to realize just how much we need each other.

To accompany the work, composer Marie Pelletier created Voix des nations ("Voice of Nations"), a soundscape inspired by the songs of many cultures.

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Partner: Musée de la civilisation
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