The artist proposes to buy ten ordinary 99-cent T-shirts with graphics at a Goodwill thrift store. The shirts mostly have campaign or event promotion prints on them that support communities. She will give them a change in context, a new beginning, an update of their function. She will then donate the ten shirts to the Goodwill’s donation trailer.
Liliam Dooley was born in Havana, Cuba, and now lives between Miami and Saint Etienne, France. She studied art at the San Alejandro Academy, as well as design––specializing in clothing design––at the Instituto Superior de Diseño Industrial, in Havana. For the last four years, she has been running a project called marginalia, which uses second-hand clothing as its raw material. Her work includes the direct sale of garments in alternative spaces, graphic and costume design, collaborations with performers, as well as installations with active public participation in exhibition spaces. She has mainly exhibited in Havana, in spaces such as Factoría Habana, Fundación Ludwig de Cuba, #00Bienal, 1st and 2nd Havana Design Biennial, and EVR, among others.