OUTREACH PROGRAMM

September 2017

European Textile Network

Weeflab is a member of ETN.
Weeflab is active participant in the network of European and international textile artists and designers. At the 17th conference in Sweden, Weeflab wil present itself as an open platform for weaving and will set up new collaborations.
The presentation will reflect on the weaver as protagonist of our times.
combi-handsWeeflab honors the Amsterdam legacy of Bauhaus weavers and profiles weaving through it's  Manifesto. In 1923 the Dessau Bauhaus closed it’s doors threatened by the fascist movement. Bauhaus weavers emigrated to the USA and The Netherlands. Kitty van der Mijl Dekker taught weaving at the Amsterdam ‘Instituut van Kunst Nijverheid Onderwijs’, which later became the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. Her students, Margot Rolf and Anne Mieke Kooper are the teachers of Weeflab founder Monika Auch.

 

2 july 2017 / Amsterdam

Summershow Amsterdam Noord

Timewarp#3#golden by Weeflab
has been selected for the annual summershow.                                                                      

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25 April 2017 / Amsterdam

Lecture at KNAW

Weeflab has been invited to talk about 'The intelligence of the hand'
organized by the Dutch Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences, KNAW

KunstKennis / Onze zintuigen in kunst en wetenschappelijk experiment.
Nooit eerder in de geschiedenis was visuele expertise zo belangrijk in wetenschap en samenleving als vandaag. Maar die dominantie van het oog is ook eenzijdig, en stelt de rol van andere zintuigen in de productie van kennis en wetenschap in de schaduw. Kunstenaars en wetenschappers gaan in gesprek over de rol van alle zintuigen in de creatie van hun werk en over de vraag of we ook in het wetenschappelijk onderwijs leren door maken en zintuiglijk waarnemen moeten aanmoedigen.                                                                                                                                                                                                        Moderator: Robert Zwijnenberg, hoogleraar kunstgeschiedenis aan Universiteit Leiden. organisator:
KNAW, Akademie van Kunsten, Sven Duprė (Universiteit Utrecht en Universiteit van Amsterdam) en Wijnand Mijnhardt (Universiteit Utrecht)

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March 2017

Weaving in Japan

Weeflab is setting up a collaboration with young designer Emilie Pallard.
Emilie Pallard works together with Niels Heymans. Emilie graduated cum laude from the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2010 and works as an autonomous designer for different clients from her studio in Amsterdam. Niels Heymans is a product designer and expert in computer skills. They are a working team which combines masterly craft skills and computer technology.

In their last project ‘Opening traditions’ Emilie and Niels explored the craft of Ikat weaving in Japan in collaboration with Japanese designer Makiko Shinoda. They innovated this traditional technique by using a different colour scheme than the traditional indigo and white scheme and by setting up a subtle shifting pattern. ‘Opening Traditions’ is a cross-pollination between centuries of experience and fresh talent and was shown during DDW at the Van Abbe Museum in 2016.

 

Koningsdag 2017

Weven als verbindende handeling

Een wever werkt meestal alleen. Weven is een nogal technisch ambacht en amateurs komen zonder begeleiding niet verder dan weven op een eenvoudig weefraam. Tijdens Koningsdag 2017 kunnen bezoekers van de ‘Amsterdam Village Market’ op een professioneel mobiel weefgetouw met trappers gaan weven.
Met kleurrijke garens en onder begeleiding van Weeflab wordt een lang weefsel gemaakt. Met de creatieve inbreng van de bewoners van Tuindorp en bezoekers laat het de onderlinge verbondenheid zien.
Het geweven stuk zal worden tentoongesteld in Studio Spaanders op het Zonneplein.

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April 2017

Tallinn Triennial 2017

Weeflab participates at the 7th edition of Applied Arts Triennial, Tallinn.
Weeflab’s piece TIMEWARP which depicts the theme of weaving and time passing is selected for the exhibition at the Design Museum in Tallinn.
Weeflab will present itself to an international group of colleagues, curators and students at the symposium and at the Estonian Art Academy in two lectures and by active networking.

Prize winning work: VAIP by Villu Pink and Silja Saarepuu - videostill from 'endless process of ploughing a field into a carpet.'                                                                                                   overview exhibition: Ajavahe - Time Difference from left: work by Ellen Grieg, Aet Ollisaar, Trine Hovden and Jaako Leeve & Kisalli workshop, photo by P. Kumet                                               artist's talk in medieval tower, moderated by Ketli Titsar with artist Taneel Venre presenting 

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