Haptic Images Pt. 1

HAPTIC IMAGES PT 1

Instructor: Gen Moisan

When:            Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 13h – 17h
Where:           Concordia University, EV 10.725
Who:               T&M Cluster Members

Once a vitrine for innovation, the first Jacquard images were inspired by the popular imagery of the time and produced by different ateliers as a way for them to demonstrate their technical proficiency. In a contemporary context, we have become over-saturated with images, leading us to question which images warrant materialization, and why.

In this workshop, you will be introduced to the Pointcarré Textile CAD software for the Jacquard loom. You will learn the first steps of transforming an image into an intricately woven piece of cloth and how to turn your digital file into a haptic piece of art: an image that you can touch and feel. You will explore the art of making an image by using the structures of crossed yarns in patterns that will shape its highlights and shadows,  simulating a fabric in which the raised design is incorporated into the weave instead of being printed or dyed on.

For this workshop, you are invited to bring an image to work with. Please consider the following criteria when selecting an image:
  • Contrast: High contrast images are most successful. Please note that the final image will be converted to a grayscale, but you are welcome to bring in colour images and convert them using Photoshop.
  • Resolution: Not too much detail—single objects, portraits, or simple landscapes work best. The resolution of the image will be brought down to 60 dpi, so even a screen capture is acceptable.
  • Dimensions: Square format (but we can crop using Photoshop).
Please note: Only experienced weavers are authorized to operate the Jacquard loom. There is a possibility to have your image woven in the weeks after the workshop in a size of about 12 x 12 inches.

There are no prerequisites for this workshop. ​Limited space available. Registration on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please e-mail textiles.materiality@concordia.ca to register.

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