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“I see red and white quilts…” Jessica tells Jean abstrusely. Thus starts their conversation for the 12th round of quilts. A compelling project that has seen Jessica Ogden utilise the fabric archive of A.P.C. turning surplus fabrics into quilts; for Round 12 new fabrics were used. Immediately the Russian Revolution comes to Jean Touitou’s mind and its iconic red and white metaphorical representation. Hence the naming of each quilt below, all based on White Russians, a term originally created by the Bolsheviks, referring to the official imperial Russian army uniform of white. It was used to describe the aristocrats who fled the revolution but has now become a generic term for all those who flee. So here are generals, writers, street names or even cocktails that are directly or indirectly related to the revolution, fitting words for uncertain times. Retreating from those times the quilts are shot by Alfredo Piola in Jessica Ogden’s hometown of Jamaica.

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