Queer Strategies For Textile Thinking
June 28, 2020 – July 11, 2020
Many of us are taught textiles through traditional processes with rigid parameters. During this workshop students will learn the boundary-less potential of non-linear techniques of textiles. These include discovering felt making, crochet, off-loom tapestry and piecework through a queer lens. Through critical readings and group discussions, you will focus on the textile’s capacity as provocation, intervention, interruption and genre-blurring between various media, dimensions, time and space. Participants will select one or two of the demonstrated techniques to focus on an identity object in week one, and then create a responsive installation or performance based on that object in week two. Instruction will encourage body-responsive, identity-affirming and decolonized approaches. Open to all skill levels.
COURSE FEE: $1050
Aaron McIntosh lives in Montreal, Canada and is an associate professor of Fibres/Material Practices at Concordia University. He is a cross-disciplinary artist whose work mines the intersections of material culture, family tradition, sexual desire and identity politics in a range of works including quilts, sculpture, collage and writing. McIntosh has numerous exhibitions and his critical writing has been published in the Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic, the Surface Design Journal and the Journal of Modern Craft.
In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.