The 4th Istanbul Design Biennial 22.9.-4.11.2018: Google Weaving Stop-time

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Abstract

The 4th Istanbul Design Biennial Wishes You Welcome to Salt Galata and an Exhibition by Emelie Röndahl
Google Weaving Stop time is a collective hand weaving project created by Emelie Röndahl for the 4th Istanbul Design Biennial which is curated by Jan Boelen under the theme “A School of Schools”. The project has brought together weavers from all over the world who has responded to a social media invitation to weave.
The weaving are all based on images from google search for “Textile Labour Turkey”. An image has been selected by each artist and transformed into time consuming hand weaving textiles. The ghiordes knot used in each weaving has been used in traditional textiles for ages in Sweden and Turkey (among many places).
Google Weaving Stop time is overwhelming material encounter that presents a very physical image of textile labor, tradition, tacit knowledge and hand craft. It hopes to evoke questions regarding how much we let Google influence our everyday life and our perception of the world.
With contributions with Aleksandra Tyzkowska (Poland), Andrea Pizarro (Spain), Arianna Falk (USA/ Sweden), Begum Gana Özgur (Turkey), Betul Sertkaya (Turkey), “Dhoku” (Turkey), Emelie Röndahl (Sweden), Ezgi Aum (Turkey), Francesca Pinola Turrent (Spain/ USA), Heidi Pietarinen (Finland), Karine Makatichan (Armenia/ USA), Lina Dornhof (Germany), Liron Shua (Israel), Lise Frolund (Denmark), Maja Petrovic (Serbia), Marquerite Roux (South Africa), Marta Sobczynska (Poland), Margaret Jones (UK), Mardi Novak (Australia), Mortaza (Afganistan/ Sweden), Ragnheidur Björk Porsdottir (Island), Ritva Jääskeläinen (Finland), Steffy-Luise Dyer (UK), Sayumi Suzuki (Japan/ Sweden), Susana Negre (Spain/ Brazil), Sebnem Uguz (Turkey), Zorica Zafirovska (Macedonia).
Translated title of the contributionGoogle Weaving Stop-time
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationIstanbul, Turkey
PublisherThe 4th Istanbul Design Biennial
Publication statusPublished - 22 Sep 2018
MoEC publication typeF2 Public partial realisation of a work of art
EventIstanbulin muotoilubiennaali - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 22 Sep 20184 Nov 2018

Field of science

  • Visual arts and design

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