An Imagined Genealogy for Michel Foucault

A 12×12 ft (3.5×3.5m) participatory and interactive quilt block that invites the public to reflect on absence through the memory of philosopher Michel Foucault.

This quilt was made with the contributions of more than 60 people all over the world. Different phases of the project offered different forms of participation. In its first display at the Bobst Gallery at NYU, visitors were invited to reflect on absence and record their voices in small recording devices which were them sewed into the quilt. At its current display at the University of Texas at Dallas, visitors can hear the contributions of others by pressing the play button on the recording devices.

Led by Letícia Ferreira with Alyssa Yates and LabSynthE.
Check out a summary of the project here!

Exhibition History

2022 – Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building, University of Texas at Dallas, U.S.A.
2021-2022Cerimonial Techne, at the Bobst Gallery at the New York University, NY, U.S.A.