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Weaving

Weeflab in Amsterdam Noord
profiles ‘weaving’ as a combination of skills, networking and research.

It explores contemporary weaving in a long term project, focussing on
making and critical reflection, i.e. the weaver as the protagonist of our times.

Weeflab is based on:
A sustainable agenda and manual skills:
weaving on hand- and computer-controlled looms,
serial and industrial work, printmaking with silkscreen,
material sensitivity and dexterity.


Weeflab is informed by a hybrid background of art and science:
spatial weaving and anatomy, layered prints and 3D growth,
textiles and tissue, grids and microscope.


 
Research

Practice-based investigation about the hand-brain-axis and neurocognitive aspects in creativity.

Stitch Your Brain project

Two sets of inquiries
1. The importance of making with your hands and the effects on the brain and well-being.
2. The influence of medical images on body-identity

lecture at KNAW, Royal Academy of Sciences, april 2017
about: The intelligence of the hand

SYB is supported by:
Foundation Stokroos

 
Writing + Teaching

Specialized in writing about artist’s techniques and materials. Focus on the fusion of high tech and craft practice.

Teaching masterclasses and coaching. Focus on how to transform ideas into work and presentation, based on hands-on knowledge in textile techniques and archive of interviews.

In print:
'Crafting in a digital age' Bloomsbury Academic with peer-reviewed article on the hand-brain-axis and well-being.
Interviews with 50 artists on the happy accident.

on textile matters and more:
The skin on the milk NL/ENG
De restauratie van een kimono
De emotie in haar


 


 
ontwerp: bureau gras