Part 5 (Textiles) – Assignment five (Plan)

Assignment 5 contextual qualities of textiles critical analysis of formation, placement, use, etc select an environment where a textile, textiles or textile qualities plays a key role 1000 words For Assignment 5, I can either choose a functional textile in a public or commercial space or an art installation that uses textiles as its primary… Continue reading Part 5 (Textiles) – Assignment five (Plan)

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Part 5, Project 4 (Enveloping the body) – Exercise 1

Fashion image I began this exercise by searching for female fashion photographers. One that has really caught my attention is contemporary photographer Julia Noni (born in Italy, raised in Germany, currently based in New York City). She shoots for fashion magazines like Vogue and Harper's Bazaar and for brands such as Dior and Swarovski. What draws… Continue reading Part 5, Project 4 (Enveloping the body) – Exercise 1

Part 5, Project 4 (Enveloping the body) – Research point 2

Chanel tweed fabrics Tweed is a rough-surfaced, woven woolen fabric most commonly used in Ireland and the United Kingdom. It was traditionally used as country clothing and in outdoor activities such as hunting because of its durability, flexibility, and warmth. Very interesting to find out that in Scotland in the 1800s, each family and estate had… Continue reading Part 5, Project 4 (Enveloping the body) – Research point 2

Part 5, Project 4 (Enveloping the body) – Research point 1

Fashion photographers Textile qualities: Silhouette Volume Drape Movement Opacity / transparency Texture Colour Pattern and print Irving Penn Ball Dress by Olivier Theyskens for Nina Ricci, New York, 2007 Made of steel gray heat-crinkled silk organza embroidered with linear chain stitch in white silk. http://blog.metmuseum.org/blogmode/index.php/2007/12/17/lair-du-temps/olivier-theyskens/ Silhouette: ball gown, fitted bodice with voluminous skirt / dress contrasts… Continue reading Part 5, Project 4 (Enveloping the body) – Research point 1

Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Research point

Layering qualities of textiles, Palimpsest Palimpsest: 'mid 17th century: via Latin from Greek palimpsēstos, from palin "again" + psēstos "rubbed smooth"' (The New Oxford American Dictionary, 3rd edition) A palimpsest refers to a manuscript/page that is reused after having its original text erased. In more general terms, it refers to something that has been reused or altered but still… Continue reading Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Research point

Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Research point

Personnes (2010), Christian Boltanski Art: installation, visual, non-functional, conceptual Temporary: on view from January 13, 2010 - February 21, 2010. Textiles used in piece were recycled after exhibition ended. Large scale: created for the Monumenta series (monumental exhibitions held annually at the Grand Palais, Paris), occupying the 13,500 square meter exhibition space Transformed the Nave of the Grand Palais… Continue reading Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Research point

Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Exercise 1

Function of Marianne Straub's Moquette textile (1970) From Part Three, I remember analyzing designs/art works based on their literal (denotation) and implied (connotation) meanings, as well as identifying different examples of visual communication. Besides being durable, Straub's design conveys certain message(s) and emotional response(s), serves as an industrial design, is visually pleasing to look at and is part… Continue reading Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Exercise 1

Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Kusama, Bouroullec & Straub

Describing context Infinity Mirrored Room (1998), Yayoi Kusama Art: visual, nonfunctional Temporary: part of the 'Organic' exhibition (1998-99) in the Palais des Arts, Toulouse, France (http://www.lesabattoirs.org/en/node/3101) Large scale: room-sized installation Transforms and defines space and forms with use of color (white dots over bright red background) and pattern / repetition of different-sized dots. Mirrored walls "increase" space, creates illusion of infinity. Immersive experience, viewer completely surrounded… Continue reading Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Kusama, Bouroullec & Straub

Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Research point

Christo and Jeanne-Claude Surrounded Islands (1980–83), Christo and Jeanne-Claude art installation: no function, purely visual/aesthetic temporary: displayed for two weeks in Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida large scale, repetition: 6.5 million square feet of woven polypropylene fabric placed on surface of water, contouring eleven islands emphasizes by bringing attention with use of bright pink colour and scale, visually… Continue reading Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Research point

Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Research point

Textile architecture extension to the Serpentine Sackler Gallery (2013) designed by Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher London, UK contrast old vs. new, classical vs. contemporary space and context transformed organic forms permanent structure made of glass-fibre woven textile, glass and steel function: restaurant, open social space https://www.archdaily.com/433507/the-serpentine-sackler-gallery-zaha-hadid-architects https://www.dezeen.com/2013/09/27/serpentine-sackler-gallery-by-zaha-hadid-photographs-by-luke-hayes/ Tuballoon (2006) designed by Snøhetta Kongsberg, Norway pavilion, main stage for the… Continue reading Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Research point