Join us for Pre-Departure Drinks when we wave goodbye to the artists involved in #FIBRAresidency 2018.
As part of the residency, artists including Lindsey Mendick, Bea Bonafini, Maisie Cousins, Laurence Owen, Adeline de Monseignat, Pablo de Laborde Lascaris, Dan Coopey, Nina Amber, Mia Pfeifer and Charlotte Colbert have each created a unique print to raise funds for the trip. Check these out alongside music and drinks.
DJing by Yves and The Cocktail Twins.
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Fibra examines the questions: What role does artisanal textile work have at the heart of a community? How do globalisation and freedom of movement change our perceptions in relation to traditions? Does it affect the preservation of crafts and the sustainability of these practices?
FIBRA is an itinerant research-based project investigating the qualities of materials and the structures being created. From understanding material physical properties, its social elements to the processes of making.
For our first installment, FIBRA 2018 will provide 10 international artists with the opportunity to observe and participate in the textile-centered practices of Colombia’s urban and rural communities.
We invite a selection of UK-based artists whose practices are concerned with an experimental and fine art approach to fibres, understanding textiles as a metaphor for knitting ideas, concepts, interlacing traditions to our everyday lives. They are invited to reflect on the questions at the heart of our project and to integrate this into their work.
We will be collaborating with two indigenous communities based in Colombia, for whom the preservation of ancient skills in the working of fibres has been passed from generation to generation. Most of Colombia’s rural communities and tribes consider natural fibres to be the core, indispensable element of their social structure. The spectrum of everyday uses includes wearable fabrics such as carrier bags either for personal items or for agricultural produce, as hunting traps, and in the domestic space, amongst other uses. These objects are carriers of the communities’ myths and beliefs. The very structure and process of textiles have an intrinsic relationship to cultural customs and the social fabric of these communities.
Artists included: Lindsey Mendick, Bea Bonafini, Maisie Cousins, Laurence Owen, Adeline de Monseignat, Pablo de Laborde Lascaris, Dan Coopey, Nina Amber, Mia Pfeifer,