from Jun 14 2017 to Feb 18 2018


The Dress of Nations


Exhibition - Musée de la civilisation

- Location -

Musée de la civilisation

85, rue Dalhousie
Quebec City (Québec) G1K 8R2
T. 418 643-2158
Toll-free 1 866 710-8031

Directions

Musée de la civilisation

Musée de la civilisation

85, rue Dalhousie
Quebec City (Québec) G1K 8R2
T. 418 643-2158
Toll-free 1 866 710-8031

Directions

- Date -

from Jun 14 2017 to Feb 18 2018

- Fees -

Admission Fees

Adults (31+)$16
18 to 30 $10
12 to $5
11 and under$0
Families$36

MembersFree

Adults (31+)$22
18 to 30 $15
12 to $7
11 and under$0
Families$45

MembersFree

view rates

Adults (31+)$16
18 to 30 $10
12 to $5
11 and under$0
Families$36

MembersFree

Adults (31+)$22
18 to 30 $15
12 to $7
11 and under$0
Families$45

MembersFree

Visual artist Carole Simard-Laflamme invites us to discover an immense hanging dress, assembled out of pieces of fabric from all over the world to evoke the stages of life.

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.