In case you missed it last year: this year the exhibition Pretty Smart Textiles is travelling to Denmark. Pretty Smart Textiles 2011 will be part of Future Textiles, a series of international events on smart textiles organised by the Knowledge Centre for Smart Textiles. The exhibition is taking place at TEKO Design and Business in Herning, Denmark from May 2nd to May 19th 2011.
Pretty Smart Textiles showcases electronic textiles made by Dutch artists and designers, who through their contemplative aesthetical designs are distinguishing themselves on the world stage. This year a number of new works have been added to the exhibition, most notably Intimacy Black by Daan Roosegaarde and Anouk Wipprecht, shown in the picture above, which will be exhibited for the very first time. Other new works include Pseudomorphs, InBetween, E-Pressed, See-Thru-Me, Secret Keeper Gloves, Social Skin and the Lace Sensor Project.
The exhibition explores themes that arise from reflections on technology in today’s society. Some works visualize psychological dimensions and pinpoint difficulties of social interaction, using technology to externalise or complement the imperfections of human beings. Other works in the exhibition grapple with the abstract and clinical aspects of technology, trying to make the invisible visible and the intangible tangible. Then there are those who in their work simply embrace the new possibilities and aesthetics of technology, using traditional techniques like quilting, spinning and knitting, and giving them a new dynamic through sound, movement or light.
Monday 2 May
Tuesday 3 May
Friday 6 May
Saturday 7 May
Sunday 8 May
Monday 16 May
Thursday 19 May
The exhibition is also open for invitees during the events.
Opening Hours: 10:00 – 16:00
Entrance Fee: Free of charge
The brochure can be downloaded here.
Photo Intimacy Black: David Joosten
Pseudomorphs by Anouk Wipprecht
InBetween by Anja Hertenberger
See-Thru-Me by Meg Grant
Secret Keeper Gloves by Meg Grant