Passenger Shirts

Passenger Shirts

Imagine finding an old "Nixon for President" t-shirt in pristine condition. You understand what it signified in 1968 and you understand what it signifies now. You see it for the loaded artifact that it is. The t-shirt may be an artifact, an object, but it is by no means inanimate. It is in many ways an event--wearable and highly visible. When we wear printed t-shirts, we enact a part of ourselves for people we don't know. We play with them, and expect a reaction. Playing like this is like staging a performance in which the shirt, the wearer and the casual viewer each play a role. We transmit and receive, judge and stand judged. We experiment. Check into Passenger.