STRUCTURE – MODULE – MULTIPLICATION. Textile Art and Experimental Object
2° Course: August 10 – 22, 2015
Prof. Jolanta Rudzka Habisiak - Head of the Innovative Interior Object, Carpet and Tapestry Studio
Assistant: Zygmunt Łukasiewicz
The aim of the course is to develop participants’ skills of imaginative choice and unconventional use of a material to create an artistic textile or an experimental functional object. The task of the course participants will be to analyze the artistic potential and to discover the possibilities of various materials, and to transform them according to their own vision. The aim is to build a basic module whose structural surface will be created by conscious operating on a scale of the element, by multiplication, and by applying layers of the chosen material. Thanks to creating the effect of unreality or ‘strengthening’ the surface’s original function and due to grading the effects on the exterior – from smooth to relief surfaces, the initial set of modules will be created. This will lead to the development of an authorial technique which will enable to create a monumental and unique work.
Participants will be required to design an artistic functional object of an optional size with
the use of an optional material and technique basing on experience gained during
the transformation of the material.
The objects which may be created during the course include: artistic works designed for exhibition, decoration or functional objects such as: carpets, screens, lampshades, cushions, tablecloths, belts, glasses cases and articles of clothing.
Materials which may be used: all types of textile materials, e.g. cloths, strings, yarns, wool, cotton, felt, jute, sisal, etc.; paper: regular, newspaper, filter paper, parchment, cardboard, corrugated paper, recycled paper etc.; plastic e.g.: packaging, PET bottles, Plexiglas, PVC etc.; food articles e.g. seeds, pips, pasta, dried fruit, etc.; metal elements e.g.: wheels, screws, clips, safety pins, wire, etc.; natural materials e.g.: twigs, leaves, dried flowers, seashells, pebbles, cork, processed wood etc.; natural and artificial leather; all other materials suggested by participants
Techniques: author’s own techniques, all techniques connected to the concept of ‘crafts’ e.g. sewing, embroidery, crocheting, knitting, weaving techniques, gluing, fastening, tying, etc.
Akademia Sztuk Pięknych
im. Wł. Strzemińskiego
IN COOPERATION WITH:
International Art Centre KAUS Urbino
Stowarzyszenie Międzynarodowe Triennale Grafiki w Krakowie
Miejska Galeria Sztuki w Łodzi
Muzeum Książki Artystycznej w Łodzi
Centralne Muzeum Włókiennictwa w Łodzi