Soft Bench at Open Source Embroidery, 2009

Trevor Pitt + Glebe Farm knitters

 

Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco, USA

2 October, 2009 to 24 January, 2010

 

Bildmuseet, Umeå, Sweden

6 June - 9 September 2009

 

Artefacts and images from the Soft Bench project are part of a major exhibition that brings together individual and collectively made artworks that explore the relationship between craft and code through social and digital networks.

 

The Open Source Embroidery exhibition presents artworks that use embroidery, thread, and code as a tool for participatory production and distribution.

 

Open Source Embroidery includes workshops and exhibitions that investigate how the open source software development model has been incorporated into the language of cultural participation. This major exhibition brings together individual and collectively made artworks by artists, makers, computer programmers and html users that explore the relationship between craft and code through social and digital networks. The works experiment with interdisciplinary approaches to modifying patterns, the DIY culture of hacking and sampling in sound, GPS and mobile technologies.

 

Open Source Embroidery is curated by Ele Carpenter, HUMlab Research Fellow in partnership with BildMuseet, Umea, Sweden. The exhibition has been developed by BildMuseet and the Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco

 

Links to:

MOCFA, San Fransisco http://www.mocfa.org/exhibitions/index.htm

BildMuseet, Umea http://www.bildmuseet.umu.se/pressrelease-OSE.html

 

 



Media for Soft Bench at Open Source Embroidery, 2009