CVC Workshop | Working with Resistance: what can textiles teach us?

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Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection
@ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Register and join us for this special, interactive and hands-on workshop in the Center for Visual Cultures series on “Labor and Resistance” on Monday, February 12 at 12:30 PM in the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection on “Working with resistance—what can textiles teach us?” lead by Dr. Jorella Andrews, Professor of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London.

In this workshop, we will work with a range of textiles that overtly utilise resist techniques to produce their patterns, most obviously blocking (with wax or paste) winding with thread or fibre, and resist- and mordant-dyeing. To this, we might add the role of textile resistance in the production of stitched work such as embroidery (piercing and knotting) and pulled and drawn thread work. The workshop will include a short, practical “extreme list-making” exercise, allowing participants space for individual reflection before we turn to a period of experience- and insight-sharing.