Mike Kelley, Let’s Talk, 1987, glued felt, 240 x 149.8cm
Feral Fabric is a platform for highlighting the history of radical textile production in art, activism, and countercultural movements. We bring forward ideas, conversations, work-shops, and classes that combine our interests in textiles, contemporary art, and personal and cultural transformation.
Feral Fabric started as an idea for a studio art class curriculum, and has since transformed into a series of textile-based workshops and projects that have taken place at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archives, NIAD Art Center in Richmond, and as pop up events at the Oakland Pride Parade and local labor marches.
Paulina Berczynski was born in Lodz, Poland and is based in Berkeley, California. Her practice is focused on textiles, print-making and relational art forms. She is invested in cultivating empowerment and collectivity through experimentation and participation, and seeks to provide a critical perspective on socially-normative and capitalist structures.
Born and raised in the state of Florida, Amanda Walters is an interdisciplinary artist, who writes, weaves, sews, and makes soft sculptures. Her work explores the strange and well manicured history of her home state, images of the tropics, and page 9 stories from the newspaper. She is based in Oakland, California.