For six years, artists Tiffany Ludwig and Renee Piechocki have interviewed over 500 women from across the United States asking them to respond to the question: what do you wear that makes you feel powerful? This question is the heart of their project Trappings
Trappings is a project with multiple parts:
Interview Session Still from Chapel Hill, NC
interview sessions where women are invited to respond to the question,
what do you wear that makes you feel powerful
audio, print, and video components
a public archive of women's portriats and interviews
the book Trappings: Stories of Women, Power and Clothing
a feature length documentary, to be completed in 2008
Tiffany Ludwig is an artist and media consultant. She received her BFA from
the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University
and currently lives in Glen Ridge, New Jersey. Renee Piechocki is an artist
and public art consultant. She received her BA from
Hunter College of the City University of New York and currently lives in
Select Recent Project
Midwife Center Trappings Installation
, Pittsburgh , PA. Fall
2007. With funding from The Heinz Endowments.
International Symposium on the Arts in Society, New York
2007. Two Girls Working lead a workshop presentation: Engaging New Audiences
in Art and Feminist Dialogue.
PHOTOGRAPHY Quarterly #94.
Artist Project. March
The Center for Photography at Woodstock published a Two Girls Working centerfold
Robert A. Peck Gallery, Central Wyoming College,
October 2006. This exhibition is funded in party by an award from The National
Endowment for the Arts.
Regina Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University
, Solo Exhibition,
Pittsburgh, PA. July 2006. Launch of the national, traveling exhibition. Funded
by The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments.
American's for the Arts' Public Art Network
Video Installation at Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, Carnegie Melllon University
, 2006. Year In Review.
June 2006 Inclusion in a collection of the most innovative public art projects
commissioned in the United States in 2005-2006.
for a full timeline and project information.