The second week of intense work on weavingcodes/codingweaves took place in the north of England, and began with a talk at the New Mechanics Institute show and tell meeting in Leeds. This was a good place to pick up from the previous week in Denmark as it included a talk on pixel art from the early days to contemporary forms that had many similarities with our slides.
Setting off from Copenhagen, the weaving codes tour continued as Emma Cocker, Alex McLean, Ellen Harlizius-Klück and I sped across the Danish countryside on the train. We were heading for Aarhus to spend some time working with people at the other end of the technology spectrum – The Center for Participatory IT in Aarhus University.
We were invited by Geoff Cox to run a workshop over two days, and given the nature of the faculty and time working together being at a premium on this project, we decided to to run the workshop more as invitation to join in our work (and therefore learn a bit about how artistic research is done), rather than having specific material to cover.
Last week the weavingcodes/codingweaves project started with a trip to Denmark, our first stop was the Centre for Textiles Research in Copenhagen where we presented the project and gathered as much feedback as possible right at the beginning. The CTR was introduced to us by Eva Andersson Strand, and is an interdisciplinary centre which focuses on the relationships between textiles, environment and society.
Automatic translations sometimes generate a bit of nonsense …
Here is a manual translation of the interview with Ellen on L.I.S.A.
Alex McLean will talk about the Weaving Codes, Coding Weaves project at Make:Shift, a biannual conference of Craft Council UK. This will be part of a session called “Sonic Pattern and the Textility of Code” with Becky Stewart and Claire Pajaczkowska, and follows on from a highly successful earlier day of talks and performances of the same name organised by Alex McLean and curator Karen Gaskill. Book tickets here.