[2014 Symposium registration opens June 23 at 10am.]
2014 Maiwa Textile Symposium
Workshop The Architecture of Ideas
$150 includes 20 lab fee
Sept 20 - Class Limit 14
Maiwa Loft: Above the Net Loft, Granville Is. Vancouver BC
How do we build an idea? What is the foundation? What do we build with? And how do we know when the process is unstable ... or complete?
As makers (in textiles or any other media), we construct with materials, but equally we can build a concept. The Architecture of Ideas is a stand-alone workshop with a specific focus on how to build on an idea.
The goal will be to work with a new confidence in the conceptual realm. Participants will be empowered to evolve personal, creative strategies for the origination and development of ideas.
Students will select from an extensive series of visual and conceptual references. They will then be encouraged to configure, to contextualize, and to add or subtract imagery. Threads and patterns of thought will be presented, discussed, and critiqued via a rolling program of dialogue and critique.
This workshop will provide a rare opportunity to work closely with accomplished UK artist and curator, Michael Brennand-Wood in an intimate classroom environment.