Artworks
Public Art
Preparation phase: 3 months; Public event: 4 hours
2016
Installation
2015
Sewing Machines, Secondhand Clothing, fabric, Starch.
On view December 3, 2015 - April 8 2016.
2015
Intermedia Performance Installation
Ruination: City of Dust took place over the course of two days, October 18 & 19, 2014.
2014
Installation/Performance
9:01pm - 5:26am Subsequent performances have occurred throughout the city at various sustained times.
2014
Live performance
This set design/installation took over the entire footprint of Intermedia's theatre, lobby and gallery spaces. It was in place November 1-10, 2012, viewable during the daytime gallery hours, and used in performances in the evenings.
2012
Installation of found objects
5' x 5' x 3'
2012
Live performance
2011
Live performance
2007
Found Object Sculpture and Funerary Performance
2014
solo performance/fiber arts
Extended practice ending only when the dress was covered in buttons. 196 hours. October 2015-February 2016.
2016

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  • Erin Lavelle updated the Artwork doing
    Doing was borne out of personal narrative and the slow fashion movement. I originally considered it a counter action to the rampant fast fashion consumerism in our culture and as a tool to cultivate and support my daily meditation practice, through sewing. As I have an overarching goal of ‘doing with less’ and practicing ‘mindfulness,’ this project evokes those themes related to the care for our garments, our environment, and ourselves. Doing was an extended fiber arts practice - a sewin…
  • Erin Lavelle updated the Artwork doing
    Doing was borne out of personal narrative and the slow fashion movement. I originally considered it a counter action to the rampant fast fashion consumerism in our culture and as a tool to cultivate and support my daily meditation practice, through sewing. As I have an overarching goal of ‘doing with less’ and practicing ‘mindfulness,’ this project evokes those themes related to the care for our garments, our environment, and ourselves. Doing was an extended fiber arts practice - a sewin…
  • Erin Lavelle updated the Artwork Something Good
    Something Good was a yard ‘sale’ based on the Buddhist concept of dana (generosity), where both the specific gift and the recipient were considered when giving. To obtain the goods, I distributed 50 requests to friends, family and colleagues for donations of ‘something good.’ The request explicitly stated that all goods should be given to the project out of a spirit of radical generosity. Nobody knew what would become of the goods, and they were asked to trust me with the future of them.…
  • Erin Lavelle updated the Artwork doing
    doing is an extended fiber arts practice; a solo performance work; a practice in mindfulness; a contemplation on slow fashion.
  • Erin Lavelle updated the Artwork doing
    doing is an extended fiber arts practice; a solo performance work; a practice in mindfulness; a contemplation on slow fashion.
  • Erin Lavelle updated the Artwork doing
    doing is an extended fiber arts practice; a solo performance work; a practice in mindfulness; a contemplation on slow fashion.
  • Erin Lavelle updated the Artwork doing
    doing is an extended fiber arts practice; a solo performance work; a practice in mindfulness; a contemplation on slow fashion.
  • Erin Lavelle updated the Artwork doing
    doing is an extended fiber arts practice; a solo performance work; a practice in mindfulness; a contemplation on slow fashion.
  • Erin Lavelle updated the Artwork Nighttime Post
    Nighttime Post, a collaboration between artists Anthony Chapin and Erin Lavelle, is a participatory art project that illuminates the bond between strangers, hand-delivering messages by bicycle from citizen to unknown citizen throughout the night. Nighttime Post invites audiences to offer up dreams to each other and their shared surroundings. Messages pass slowly through the night – from the heart and mind to the mouth, the ear, the typewriter, the bicycle and finally the hands of the recipie…
  • Erin Lavelle updated the Artwork Art Project #1
    Art Project #1 was a collaborative found object sculpture created in collaboration with Anthony Chapin paired with a viewing and ceremony at a private residence and at a public park along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis on February 14, 2014. Originally a challenge to Anthony (who has a tendency to hold onto burdens that weigh him down), our intention was to create a piece that we would eventually destroy in a public funeral performance. During the process, however, it became a medita…