Upcoming (March 2018): The Material Turn co-curated by Kelly Thompson and WhiteFeather

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Project postcard designed by WhiteFeather, image of work by Kelly Thompson.

Material Turn exhibition, FOFA Gallery, March 8 – April 13, 2018

Exhibition vernissage: March 8, 2018 @ 7-9pm

Material Turn Symposium, March 10, 2018 (location TBD)

“The Material Turn” references a global philosophical impetus to address the increasing digitization of culture & society, and the political implications of this trend, including a counter response of placing emphasis on the physicality of matter. Creative material responses to questions of data control, the meaning of big data, algorithmic interpretations of data, data mining and information overload are some of the core interests of the project, in particular as they relate to the expanded textile field. This premise has informed the curatorial selection of works for The Material Turn exhibition.

The Material Turn Symposium presents opportunities for international visitors to exchange creative ideas, share knowledge and expertise, generate fruitful discussions that may lead to future collaborations and foster new networks across the fields of expanded textiles and data materiality. This three-day intensive coincides with the opening reception of The Material Turn exhibition at the FOFA Gallery, curated by Kelly Thompson and WhiteFeather Hunter, as well as the launch of The Material Turn publication, a visual and textual anthology addressing the exhibition and conference themes.

WhiteFeather, in addition to being co-curator of the exhibition, will present #futurecraft at the Material Turn Symposium as well. More info to come in 2018.

Visit the Material Turn website here.

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