Jane Mulfinger [above: Stanford University 1991]

Armory as Cathedral, Beyond the Visible Spectrum · 2002 [second-hand clothing]

In the former Armory of Pasadena, two 10x45’ skylights in the large split-level building are covered by locally collected discarded clothing. Each panel is pieced together and sewn so that all garments are facing the same direction as if traveling in unison. The clothing tarpaulins are stretched over the outside of the window, susceptible to changes of wind and weather. The two distinct color fields, red/orange and blue/violet, were the largest piles of discarded clothing during the collection process, and were therefore used as oppositional color hues within the Armory space. In the context of a former armory, the blue and red iconic colors derived questions regarding their significance in terms of politics, religion, and current affairs.


still from Armory video [currently under update edit]