Trade your pants project (2009)
Corinne Kamiya’s performative piece deals with the desire to recreate some of the generosity of Hawaiian culture in an effort to cope with the somewhat different culture of New York. Gift exchange is an important part of her culture, guests for dinner generally bring a plate of food or a gift. This kind of exchange is built in to their relationships and it reinforces the generosity shown to friends and strangers. She is interested in the relationships that art can form through the remaking of (sometimes) very personal items and how this direct approach opposes and supports her other artistic pursuits that are inherently solitary. Corinne asks you to Trade Your Pants and in exchange for this she will make you a new object such as a hat, bag or apron. She will be doing this in the space on Tues – Thurs from 2 – 6pm.