Symposium: Web of Connections


Shaheer Zazai, KGOBLWN1, 2019, Courtesy of the Artist and Patel Brown Gallery

Centre[3] for Artistic + Social Practice Presents:

Web of Connections

October 23 – 24, 2021

The Web of Connections symposium brings together artists from Interweavings and Remediations to share their work and exchange on the common topics and themes from these two exhibitions curated by Nicole Burisch and Sally Frater. This online gathering will include presentations and workshops around the intersections of technology, textiles, craft, and materiality.

Featuring artist talks by:
Andrew Bugden | Nathalie Bujold | Lesley Loksi Chan | Maria Hupfield | Wednesday Lupypciw | Levente Sulyok | Shaheer Zazai

And workshops:
Vibro-Pillow: an in-person workshop with Jim Ruxton
Saturday, October 23, 2021 @ 3:45 – 5:15
In this introductory workshop participants will learn how to create a vibrotactile cushion. The workshop will provide a short overview of vibrotactile technologies and how vibrotactile systems can be used as an artistic medium, followed by a hands-on workshop on how to create a small pillow that vibrates when sound is played into it.
This in-person workshop is free. Materials will be provided by the instructor. Register here.

Soft Circuits: an online workshop with RythΓ‚ Kesselring
Sunday, October 24, 2021 @ 3:00 – 4:30
In this introductory workshop participants will learn how to create an electrical soft circuit by embroidering with conductive thread. During the workshop participants will explore various techniques to create an interactive soft circuit without programming using soft switches. The workshop will give tips for using conductive thread and discuss basic electronics. Participants will craft their own e-textile project.
This online workshop is free. A materials package will be mailed to participants upon registration. Register here.

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Centre[3] for Artistic + Social Practice
173 James St. N
Hamilton, ON
L8R 2K9

This event is generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.