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Changeable Jacket by Mika Eubanks

Changeable Jacket from the Remembering the Future collection

Artist: Mika Eubanks

Through examination of her family history, Mika Eubanks creates a body of work, Remembering the Future, that explores the importance of preserving the memory of oral traditions, stories and knowledge passed down through generations. Using textile imagery and hand dying techniques, Eubanks creates transformative performance garments. These function as mnemonic devices for various stories and oral traditions told to Eubanks as a child by members of my family. The garments function as wearable art, used in daily activities and sharing rituals, preserving those stories and traditions for future generations in a new and innovative way.