EXPRESS: Digital Weaving at University of Bergen
Construction + Context:
Digital Weaving at University of Bergen
Credits: 4,5 ECTS
Course teachers: Kristina Aas and Tim Parry-Williams
Teaching period: 01-26 March 2021 (weeks 09-12)
WK 9: Monday – Thursday
WK 10: Tuesday – Thursday
WK 11: Tuesday – Friday
WK 12: Monday – Friday (including offsite working)
Location: KMD Textile workshop (Bergen) / Innvik AS (Stryn)
Number of available places for Kuno/Cirrus students: 3
How to apply: Please send a motivation letter (outlining relevant skills, experience, and rationale), CV and digital portfolio (4-6 works) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: 20 January 2021
Students will be introduced to the theories of advanced woven construction, through multiple warp and weft systems, layers and complex structures in order to create motif and image-based outcomes.
Workshop practice will include direct exploration and sampling of key principles with TC-1 and TC-2 jacquard, and digital dobby looms.
Software introduction will include: WeavePoint, Nedgraphics (Texelle / Product Creator) and the use of Photoshop, as a portfolio of digital tools.
Training will also support the development of outsource-ready digital files.
A study trip to a weaving factory will facilitate the observation and production of individual ideas at full-scale.
Goals and contents
- Establish understanding of multiple warp / weft systems.
- Develop working competency with relevant digital software.
- Build capacity to translate ideas to outsourced production.
Teaching and Learning Methods
Lectures. Workshop-based research and development. Industrial trialling and production. Group and individual tutoring. Peer critique.
Aspects of the course may be delivered through online activity.
- Advanced understanding of key principles of woven textile construction.
- Cognitive skills in translating ideas from artistic concept to production.
- Professional skills in research, development and execution of projects.
Requirements for prior knowledge
- Internal (KMD) applicants: Minimum of BA1 Textiles Introduction and Core Course completions.
- External applicants: MA level only (Woven textiles training essential)
- Expression of Interest through a motivation letter outlining relevant skills, experience, and rationale.
Additional costs for the trip to Innvik factory (travel and accommodation + meals), and textile production must be covered by the participating students.
Grant: 330 EUR travel (Iceland 660 EUR) + 70 EUR a weekly
Please note: COVID-19 makes the course a possible subject to late minute changes. The course requires physical presence, as we will not offer a full digital version of this course. If travel restrictions and quarantine regulations make physical presence impossible, participation will be cancelled.