Boro Sashiko is a type of Japanese textile that has been mended and made decorative by way of patterned stitching. It is a way to reinforce the material by way of fabric patches layered with embroidery. Bring something you’d like mended and give it new life (e.g. moth eaten sweater or scarf, worn out jeans, shirts with threadbare elbows)
The 2 Hands Create event curated market place is just around the corner along with summer.
School is wrapping up and end of semester fashion shows, and exhibitions are almost finished. So for all those procrastinators and emerging artists we are thinking of you.
The application process will remain open until September, 2016.
I know I won’t see any submissions for the energy harvesting dress that charges your phone , but this is a great opportunity for all those emerging artists who are looking for inspiration and support to carry the them through the summer.
So all those emerging artists who are just wrapping up the school year, it’s your chance to apply. We still have a few spaces to fill, so hurry.
There are three more weeks to get your shit together and apply.
Follow the link to apply 2 Hands Create !
Post Script: I attended Digifest at the Corus Queens Quay where I saw the prototype energy harvesting dress.
I got this not so random email from Ted Blog the other day, the topic DNA and Art, elixir to my brain, so I really did not pay much attention to the sender. In a moment of paranoia, I assumed Google big brother was watching me. Really, it was just YPVWT, my big sister watching. My paranoia is stoked by continued news coverage about data serving and surveillance. You know, information being served to you based on the data analysis and of you search patterns.
Heather Dewy- Habourg
is a graduate Interactive Telecommunications and Information Arts and has “nuff “love for DNA analysis to get this art project off the ground. Literally, picking up random stands of hair, chewing gum and cigarette butts to create 3D portrait of unknown people. The 11 minute documentary is thick with Medical Laboratory Technology jargon, but for a society raised on CSI
, it’s probably easy to digest.
But for me as a ex med lab tech my first thought was ” where does an artist get the cash and the expertise to access DNA analysis equipment and databases?” Watch the video long enough and you will find Heather is a member of GENspace
“A Nursery for Explorers and Entrepreneurs” which give members access to biotechnology for commercial, artistic or fun projects, that ‘s marketing code for “collab hack science lab”.
Long story short my girl extracted and analysed small portions of the found DNA
and mapped it to databases full of genes
which helped her identify traits of ethnicity hair colour and skin colour. Ok it is a long story… she then used computation data crunching programs, which she designed to develop the portraits, enough for her to feed the 3D printer with a composed image of a 25 year old stranger.
Haboug spine tingling data/art/ science/forensic/ 3D experiment is not new. From a conspiracy theorist point of view I sure that governments around the world are way ahead of Habourg so called art project. Heather’s ambitious project opens my eyes to the potential of whole capitalist industry of genetic surveillance collaborating with pharmaceutical and the criminal forensic science. We now live in a world where privacy and data surveillance is big money business . While Habourg viewing of a person’s genetic information without their knowledge or consent is provocative from a scientific and artistic perspective but others may find it frightening and generate levels of paranoia.
I am looking for about a 2000 square foot space to run a 24 hour collaboration project this summer.
Ideally, it will be an open warehouse space,with electricity, good natural lighting. a bathroom and in a neighbourhood with some amenities.
This collaborative collage will have a curator, painter, sculpture, musician, poet, photographer, fashion designer and a film maker. The artists will be a mixture of fresh and some seasoned. The theme maybe social activism environmental sustainability and or social responsibility. Haven’t fully decided yet
Contact us if you are interested in creating in this collage.