Much of February was spent developing a new project, Weave Waves, with celebrated textile designer Ismini Samanidou, which will premiere in a new installation as part of FutureEverything in Manchester on 21 March. After countless meetings, exchanging ideas and devouring tasty cakes, we were inspired by the visual and technical similarities between the digital software we both use, the physicality of code and how this in turn relates to mechanisms for mapping cities and recording the sounds of a city.
In addition this ongoing dialogue is documented online in a unique website, and will evolve over a four week period, culminating in this presentation of the commission at theFutureEverything. After which a touring show, supported by The Crafts Council, will open in London in May 2013, bringing together our shared interests in sound, geography and mapping, connecting textile weave structures with musical scores and presenting new works created especially for this show. More on this later.
The Crafts Council presents Weave Waves
The Crafts Council presents Weave Waves, a digital commission which brings together sound artist Scanner and textile designer Ismini Samanidou at 4 Piccadilly Place, Manchester as part of the FutureEverything Summit.
Weave Waves will explore sound, geography and mapping, how this data relates to both textile weave structures and musical scores, and will showcase the collaboration to date.
Scanner and Samanidou have been inspired by the visual and technical similarities between the digital software they both use, the physicality of code and how this in turn relates to mechanisms for mapping cities and recording the sounds of a city.
Their ongoing dialogue will be documented online, starting on 27th February, and will evolve over a four week period, culminating in a presentation of the commission at the FutureEverything Summit.
Robin Rimbaud, aka Scanner, is a conceptual artist, writer and musician working in London. He explores the experimental terrain between sound, space, image and form, creating absorbing, multi-layered sound pieces that twist technology in unconventional ways.
Ismini Samanidou trained at Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art, London, specialising in woven textiles. Transcending the boundaries of craft, art and design, she combines digital technologies and traditional craft techniques to explore the way in which textiles can articulate narrative and space.
Wednesday 20th March: 9-7pm
Thursday 21st March: 9-6pm (public), 6pm-7.30pm opening drinks reception
Friday 22nd March: 9-7pm
Saturday 23rd March: 10-6pm
Sunday 24th March: 10-6pm
Crafts Council present
a commission for Sound Matters
Weave Waves brings together sound artist Scanner and textile designer Ismini Samanidou. Follow their dialogue over four weeks starting 27-02-13. Visit every Wednesday for the next chapter.