Textile Forum Magazine - Issue 1, 2011
ETN GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2011 9th election meeting on Thursday, 22nd September, 10 -12.30 h Separate room in Best Western Santakas hotel, J. Gruodžio g. 21, Kaunas Programme details to follow later NETWORK ACTIVITIES Ten minutes speeches with max. ten digital images each Programme details to follow later
COURSES/WORKSHOPS Chunghie Lee (Wed, 28 - Friday, 30 Sept. 2011) Bojagi patchwork wrappings cloths have been used in Korea for many generations at ceremonies like wedding, ritual and in the household for various types of coverings and wrappings. The traditional pieces use several stitching methods among them, a triple stitching technique called Kekki. The resulting seaming creates stiff, strong linear elements that can be used as design components in larger pieced two and three dimensional work. Traditional fabric, nobang, offers the variations in transparency, depthless and moving quality. Once participants have learned the basic techniques of bojagi, they are encouraged to experiment and to adapt the techniques and concepts to their own needs and interpretations. While the technique is adaptable to many forms of work; 2-D, 3-D, architectural, body ornaments, soft sculptures, and or wearable; Participants’ practice span intimate wearable works, through to large scale installation. Works may have either a f ine art or a design orientation. Target group: Textile artists, designers and students. - Requirements: Participants should bring sewing utensils (list to follow). - Number of participants: 12 - Workshop costs: Euro 260,Lia Cook (Wed, 28 - Friday, 30 Sept. 2011) This three day intensive class will focus on the works of each individual artist/ designer. Students should come with the intention of becoming a part of a community of peers ready to interact with other students and the teacher, to give and receive feedback and to discover new directions for their work. Each student is required to bring to class original works to evaluate, be prepared for in-depth analysis and discussion. Discussions will deal with the conceptual as well as formal, technical and social aspects of the work. Students should be prepared to present a short introduction (ppt or video, slides) to past work and articulate clearly their basic concerns. Target group: Participants should be active working artists/designers, or advanced level students who want to push their work to new levels. - Requirements: Be prepared to present your own work and make it the subject of discussion. - Number of participants: 12 - Course costs: Euro 260.-
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Top: In the old City Centre of Kaunas; Above: The castle of Kaunas from the 13th century at the border of the old city
Vibeke Vestby (Wed, 28 - Sunday, 2 Oct. 2011) Textures can be created in several ways: - combine weave structures which will pack differently - combine materials with different properties such as wool and cotton - combine weave structures and materials to enhance the effects Most textures will not give a true visual impression until a finishing treatment is applied. We will therefore cut off the warp frequently and try basic finishing methods. Some weave structures are ideal for exploring texture such as woven shibori and double weaves. We will make the weaves in Photoshop and apply them to your test designs. The TC-1 loom will have 6 modules and a white warp of cotton/wool. Various suitable weft materials will be available at the workshop. Every day will contain both Powerpoint introductions / lectures, individual work on your own laptops and practical weaving followed by simple finishing methods (mostly washing). Target group: Experienced weavers with basic knowledge of Photoshop. - Requirements: Laptop with Windows and Photoshop, leftover yarns. - Number of participants: 12 - Workshop costs: 360,- Euro SHORT NOTES ON THE SPEAKERS see the following page
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Lala de Dios/Spain & Beatrijs Sterk/Netherlands: ETN President & Secretary General Lia Cook/USA is professor of Textile Art, California College of Arts (http://www.liacook.com). She works in a variety of media, combining Jacquard weaving with painting, photography and digital technology. She has established weaving firmly in the realm of fine art. Educated in textile art by Ed Rossbach, she is a gifted teacher in pushing her students towards their own creative boundaries. Lia ́s most recent project is a collaboration with neuroscientists to map in the brain the nature of the emotional response to woven faces.- Lia Cook was invited for the ETN conference as an example of crossing the divide between craft and fine art. Cynthia Schira/USA has been exhibiting internationally for over four decades (www.cythiaschira.com). Her work is represented in the collections of many museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Chicago Art Institute. She was awarded a gold medal by the College of Fellows of the American Craft Council. Her work was in the 8th and 14th Lausanne Biennale. Cynthia Schira was Professor of Textile Design at the University of Kansas. Her digital Jacquard weavings combine and juxtapose various visual systems developing new allusions. - Cynthia Schira was invited as speaker for the ETN Conference because of bringing fine art back to weaving and because of her supportive function for her students. Chunghie Lee/South Korea (BFA & MFA from Hongik University, Seoul, Korea), an internationally renowned fiber artist, lecturer and freelance writer, has been teaching Bojagi at Rhode Island School of Design for ten years. She was a Fulbright Scholar to RISD in 1994 and has shown her works internationally. She was an invited designer and lecturer for the Victoria & Albert Museum, London Fashion in Motion program April 2001. Her works are in numerous museums throughout the world including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, U.K., and Museum of Art & Design, New York. She recently curated Hand of Korea: a touring exhibition shown in France, U.S.A., Korea and other venues. - Chunghie Lee was invited as speaker because of her qualities to build bridges between East and West. Louise Lemieux-Bérubé/CDN graduated in Art History, Université du Québec in Montreal, studied Jacquard weaving at Rhode Island School of Design/USA and with Olivier Masson & François Roussel, the inventors of the Pointcarré software in France. Louise Lemieux Bérubé is the Founder of the Montral Centre for Contemporary Textiles where she teaches students from around the world. In her own artwork she often works together with other disciplines e.g. with photography and dance. She just started a new series on contemporary dance. - Louise Lemieux-Bérubé was invited as speaker because of her efforts to make computerized equipment available to textile artists at her centre. Diana Springall/UK is a well-known British textile artist working for large commissions. Her work is in many collections including those of the Embroiderers Guild and the Victoria &Albert Museum. She has lectured and taught worldwide (especially in Japan and the USA), was chairman of both the Embroiderers Guild and The Society of Designer Craftsmen and is Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She further is a well-known author and curator on the subject of contemporary embroidery. - Diana Springall has been a great support for the ETN throughout the past 20 years with numerous artists from Eastern Europe and beyond, staying at her home in Kent or receiving the contacts they needed. She is a great networker and we could not celebrate our 20th anniversary without her. Marie O‘Mahony/UK/AUS is Professor for Advanced Textiles art the University of Technology Sydney and Visiting Professor at University of the Arts, London. In London she has been working as a textile and technology consultant for 15 years. She also in author, her new book is titled “Advanced Textiles for Wellness and Health”. Exhibition curating includes “Cyborg” (Amsterdam), the “Fabric of Fashion” and “Techno Threads” (Dublin). - She was invited for this ETN conference because she has been active for ETN as an expert for new technology and for TF magazine as a writer . Sarah Braddock-Clarke/UK is a freelance lecturer, writer, curator and consultant. She also is Senior Lecturer in Historical and Contextual Studies for University College Falmouth/UK and works as External Examiner for the Design for Textile Futures MA Degree at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London/UK. Together with Marie O‘ Mahony she was author of “Techno Textiles” and “Sportstech”. She worked as a co-curator for “Future Textiles” for the Hub/ UK (2005) and many further exhibitions. She belongs to the speakers of this ETN Conference because of her leading role to open up the new field of textiles and new technologies.
Laima Oržekauskiene/LT is Professor of Textile Art at Kaunas Art Institute, Department of Vilnius Art Academy. She has led that Department from 1996 to 2006. She received the „Lithuanian Culture and Art Premium“ Award in 2005. In her artwork she combines complex weaving with principles of contemporary art. Her colleagues are stating that she has been influential for the blossoming period of textile art Kaunas is currently going through. - She will represent this thriving textile art community of Kaunas at our conference with a view on the future. Paulina Ortiz/Costa Rica, graduated in textiles at the California College of the Arts, is a textile artist and designer, consultant and lecturer in textile creation at the Veritas University of San José, Costa Rica. She is also founder and Board member, leader of the Secretariat of the Iberoamerican Textile Network (Red Textil Iberoamericana) and organizer of the first Meeting of this Network. - She is invited to the Kaunas Conference as representative of her networking organisation Máximo Laura/Peru, is a textile artist, consultant and lecturer. His vision is to bring age-old Andean textile culture in our modern world. - He is a Board member of the Red Textil Iberoamaricana and invited to Kaunas to represent this organisation. Candace Edgerley/USA is a textile artist and educator working with dyes and paints to create wall pieces and wearables, sold under the label Ginko Designs. She currently serves as the President of the Surface Design Association. - She is invited to the ETN Conference to represent her networking organisation. Carolyn Kallenborn/USA works with fabric and metal to create garments an sculptural pieces. She was Assistant Professor at the fiber Department of Kansas City Art Institute from 2001 – 2007. Furthermore she was active as the organiser of several SDA Conferences from 2003 to 2009. - In Kaunas she will represent the SDA together with Candace Edgerley. Anne Wanner/CH, studies in Art History at the University of Zürich. Additional studies in textile restauration at the Abegg Foundation Riggisberg, Switzerland and in textile techniques in Switzerland and in Finland. She worked for 20 years as curator of Textile Museum in St. Gallen. Member of ICOM and CIETA. She is maintaining a website (www.annatextiles.ch) providing information on textile events and publications. Together with the Embroidery Group within the CIETA she creates manuals of embroidery technology in four languages. - She is invited because of her generous information activities. Ludmila Egorova & Andrew Schneider (she art critic, he a textile artist), working on textile events in their country open to visitors worldwide. They are the organizers of International Biennial of Textile Art "Scythia" and Mini Textile Exhibitions. They do this, inspired by ETN, from the early 90s. They have put into life textile cooperation between countries of the Black and The Mediterranean Sea regions. - They are invited to represent the South-Eastern part of Europe. Gina Morandini/I is a well-known Italian textile artist, who after a first focus on traditional techniques, turned to experimentation with diverse textile materials and metal. She took part internationally in fiber art and contemporary art exhibitions, acted as a jury member for the Intl. Fiber Art Biennial of Chieri/I as also for the Intl. Tapestry Triennial of Tournai/B (in 2005 and 2008). She initiated and curated the important Intl. Valcellina Award for young fiber artists in Maniago/I (8 editions). - She was invited as a speaker because of her focus on the promotion of young textile artists. Marina Blumin/Russia is textile curator at the St. Petersburg Hermitage. Her scientific interest is related to Soviet propaganda textiles and European textiles from the 20th century. She also works as examiner for the Textile Arts Department at the Academy of Applied Art and Industrial Design of St. Petersburg and she is a member (art critic) of the Union of Artists. - She was invited because of her openness for contacts from all over the world and because of efforts to disclose St. Petersburg for us. Vibeke Vestby/N is a weaver ant artist, former lecturer and now manager of a unique tool the TC1, a Jacquard loom for textile artists which she invented in the 80s. This weaving equipment, now available at schools, centres and at individual textile artists, has brought about a whole new generation of digital Jacquard weaving artists. - Vibeke Vestby is an ETN Board member and will represent the new developments in her field.