Friday, November 16, 7–9pm
Saturday, November 17, 12–7pm
@ Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center (341 Delaware Ave)
Free and open to the public.
Click here to RSVP (Deadline: November 5, 2018)
How have textiles influenced the development of technology? How do weaving, sewing, and knitting inform how we make camera and phone images? What can the history of textile arts, which spans the length of human history, teach emerging media practices?
For two days, Squeaky Wheel will host artists and scholars from across the country for a convening exploring the secret and not-so-secret history connecting textile arts and media arts. This convening will function as research that will inform an ambitious, multi-site exhibition that will open in late 2019. Speakers for the symposium include Terri Francis, Kite, Beryl Korot, Chris Lee, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, Stephen Monteiro, Tina Rivers Ryan, Jasmina Tumbas, Kelly Walters, and Betty Yu, along with films by Jodie Mack, Laura Huertas Millán, Abraham Ravett,and a multimedia performance by Kite.
Using the concept of needlework—sewing, stitching, weaving and other textile arts—as a material and metaphorical underpinning, the exhibition of Punctures: Textiles in Digital and Material Time and related activities will investigate the relationships between film, media and textile arts, showcasing a range of artists from around the world, throughout history, and into the contemporary moment. Punctures will explore questions regarding, but not limited to, gendered labor in domestic, industrial, and artistic fields, along with the material and immaterial threads of 20th and 21st century art and industry. These underpinnings aim to not only explicate an alternate history, but are meant to find ways to speculate new futures for media practice. Exhibitions, workshops, and other public programming will take place throughout the Fall of 2019.
Seating is limited and RSVP is required. Click here to RSVP and confirm your attendance.
Punctures logo design by Kelly Walters.