Construction + Context: Digital Weaving. CIRRUS express course
Construction + Context: Digital Weaving
Credits: 4,5 ECTS
Course teachers: Kristina Aas and Tim Parry-Williams
Teaching period: 2-27 March 2020 (weeks 10-13)
Week 10: Monday – Wednesday
Weeks 11-12: Tuesday – Thursday
Week 13: Wednesday – Friday
Location: KMD Textile workshop (Bergen) / Innvik AS (Stryn)
Number of available places for KUNO/Cirrus students: 2
How to apply: Please send a motivation letter, CV and digital portfolio (4-8 works) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: 5 January
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.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.
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
Expression of Interest through a motivation letter outlining skills, experience, and rationale.
Additional costs for the trip to Innvik factory (travel and accommodation + meals) must be covered by the participating students.