artist: Meghan Keane filmmaker: Michael Keane 1967 Curler Pillow, E.…
artist/filmmaker: Daria Dorosh
1938 Combination Pillow and Dressing Case, W. Beehler U.S. patent no. 2,293,530
Pillow Walk is a small, portable textile sculpture carried like a handbag or a fashion accessory, though without functionality. The 1938 pillow patent by W. Beehler inspired the use of a zipper and handles that signal portability and interior space. In this case, the interior of the mind is the content, spilled out onto the surface. The date of the patent coincides with WWII, when refugees fled with possessions that could only be carried by hand. Pillow Walkis both a sad and celebratory reference to precious objects and memories carried, left behind, or lost.