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Creative Reuse Replica: “BEAUTY ROUTINE” music video by Mothers features thoughtfully reused materials

Customer Kristine Leschper of Mothers made a replica of herself with what she found in our shop in their new music video “BEAUTY ROUTINE” that just premiered on Consequence of Sound. Leschper says, “BEAUTY ROUTINE talks about inhabiting a body or selfhood which, upon self-examination, becomes increasingly jarring or unrecognizable. It explores the idea of semantic satiation as applied to obsessive rituals, especially those associated with ‘beauty’ and physicality, where repetition leads to a loss of meaning and cognitive recognition.”  The replica used in the video was made from plaster, canvas strips, cotton batting, and acrylic paint that came from The Resource Exchange.  … Continue reading

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Night of 1,000 Kates!

Last Saturday, re staffer Eileen Doyle participated in “Night of 1,000 Kates” at Johnny Brenda’s, an annual event that celebrates the music of Kate Bush. Her costumes included computer monitors made from cardboard that used iridescent and pink cellophane, amongst other bits and pieces, she found at the re. Check out the video of Eileen’s performance! The MC for the night, Julia, also included materials she found from the re to make a giant kite costume. “Night of 1,000 Kates” will be happening again next year, so start planning your own performance! In the spirit of reuse, Eileen is also using … Continue reading

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