Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Workshop - Restored and Remixed


[2014 Symposium registration opens June 23 at 10am.]

2014 Maiwa Textile Symposium
Workshop Restored and Remixed
Michael Brennand-Wood

$295 includes 45 lab fee
September 21, 22 - Class Limit 14
Maiwa Loft: Above the Net Loft, Granville Is. Vancouver BC



Restoration, recycling, and remaking are the cornerstones of any textile practice. The trade of textiles inevitably resulted in the assimilation of motifs, patterns, and imagery—at times re-configured and re-imagined into the most unusual of contexts.

For this workshop participants will elect to bring, choose, or be given an existing textile artifact. They will then begin the process of remaking the original object or image so that it evolves into something different and unexpected.

Decisions may well be shaped by the artist’s desire to  work from a transgressive or loving perspective. One must decide whether to destroy, alter, or substantiate the original intention and meaning of a work.

Participants may present a sequence of experimentation that articulates their thinking and thought processes. Michael is interested in the strategies and critical analysis students employ over the two days. Additional processes may encompass photography, text, drawing, or collage. 

Critique and group discussion are an important component of the course. Participants need to be open-minded and willing to experiment with concept and media. They will be encouraged to develop original solutions in relation to the core aims of the workshop; this is not a technical or prescriptive course.  

Teaching will largely be on a one-to-one basis. The workshop will close with a group discussion to share results and set a personal agenda for the student’s home studio.

This workshop is a special opportunity to work directly with Michael Brennand-Wood, an internationally acclaimed artist, curator, and speaker from the UK. 


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