ALEXANDRA GERSTEIN PRESENTS ‘THE FREE GEOMETRY OF OMEGA WORKSHOPS TEXTILES 1913-1919’

We’re delighted to announce that Alexandra Gerstein, curator of Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the Courtauld Gallery, London, is presenting an exclusive paper to the Slow Textiles Group on 27th April 2013. As curator of Beyond Bloomsbury: Designs of the Omega Workshops 1913 – 19, one of her specialisms is the Omega Workshops, twentieth century textiles and the artist’s relationship with design and commerce.   Her paper, THE FREE GEOMETRY OF OMEGA WORKSHOPS TEXTILES 1913-1919, starts at 3.30pm.

THE GEOMETRICS SYMPOSIUM ON 27th APRIL 2013
(code W30):  Tickets HERE from just £15!

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Pattern, Textiles & Fashion on Film

Quentin Jones for Kenzo Pre-Fall 2012

 

You may have noticed that we embrace animation and film narratives as integral to contemporary textiles practice. This is because textiles manifest time and story-telling in their very DNA. Even digital code is textiles inasmuchas each pixel echoes the needlepoint stitch or punchcard hole in order to make the image whole.

Last year we showcased our resident textile animator Tania Grace Knuckey’s witty, subtle and evocative textile animations at our Slow Studio Cinema event. Knuckey says: “I have to put timelines into textiles to bring them alive!”

Have a look through London designer Quentin Jones’ amazing sequences and visit the Slow Studio on April 20th to see more of this inspirational and exciting genre!

 

Quentin Jones for Nowness 2012
Quentin Jones for Penhaligon 2012
Quentin Jones for Holly Fulton 2012