SweaterLodge is a multi-media exhibition that provides a portrait of Vancouver, where the veneration of nature and the density of urban culture often overlap in surprising and meaningful ways. The major element of SweaterLodge is a giant polar fleece sweater.
The polar fleece fabric is made from recycled plastic drink containers. Suspended within the Canadian pavilion, an inhabited garment becomes a lodge, a voluminous soft orange interior space.
As visitors enter the pavilion they encounter a series of stationary bicycles. When pedalled, the bikes will operate digital film projections which show vignettes of a city which intertwines wilderness with modern urban life.
SweaterLodge envisions a future where daily objects become multi-functional. A sweater becomes a lodge, shipping containers become sofas and bicycles become projectors.
After the exhibition, the 350 m2 sweater will be recycled into hats, scarves and mitts for the community.
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