The up coming semester meeting is organized by PhD-students Marjan Kooroshina and Stefanie Malmgreen de Oliveira. The meeting is structured as an open, collective workshop around textile and dress with different focal points.
One part of the workshop explores the relationship between music and textile through techniques of knitting. Through the programming of a knitting machine, music compositions can direct the knitting patterns based on notes and movement. Another possibility for the exploration of textile and music is the creation of sound making textiles. By the use of, for example, conductive yarn, a connection to a lili-pad can be created, which can then be used to create sound and further to experiment with compositions of sound. This part is held by Jussi Mikkonen and Marjan Kooroshnia.
An other part aims to explore/question/rethink definitions of dress and dance and their relations to body, movement and space. Experimenting with different types of “garment” to find different ways of performing and wearing. This part is held by Ulrik Martin Larsen and Stefanie Malmgreen de Oliveira.
The meeting is held at the Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås.