Monday, October 15, 2012

The Trading Tortoise at Oil and Cotton

The Trading Tortoise will visit Oil and Cotton this Wednesday, October 17,  from 6:30-8:30 pm. The Trading Tortoise is a traveling art project created by Souther Salazar & Monica Choy with the goal of creating a unique community experience while exploring America through objects and stories. Bring an object to trade...or make one here at Oil and Cotton.

Salazar and Choy have created a sculptural installation (in the form of a large tortoise-shaped trading post) that they set up in different towns and cities throughout the nation. At each stop, they recreate their Trading Tortoise installation and invite people to bring a meaningful object, story or creation and exchange it for something else special that Salazar and Choy have found or traded for along the way. They hope to connect people in different places in America in this way, through a network of traded treasures and a mutual love of giving and receiving in a non-monetary exchange.

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