Tie It Off & Count Again

An Exhibition and Publication project hosted by HAVN Gallery and curated by Rowan Lynch

April 2-7, 2018.
Regular gallery hours: 12-5. Opening April 2nd, 7-10PM.
Closing event April 7th, 7-11PM, ft. exhibition publication launch and sound performance by Soledad Fatima Muñoz.

ft. textile work by women and non-binary artists including:
Vida Beyer
Cat Bluemke
Sophia Borowska
Adrienne Hall
Jiachen Liu
Maddie McNeely
Soledad Fatima Muñoz
Maria Jose Murillo

Weaving is one of the oldest technologies, but this statement fails to describe the intimacy that exists between these terms. Though this connection is neglected inside of hierarchies that reject the historicization of a practice with an embedded relationship to femininity, labour, and craft, a thread running parallel to human life can be glimpsed sedimented within the linguistic biography of the word technology itself. Teks, the Proto-Indo-European root of the english word technology, means to weave. In a space where they have not yet deviated, framing weaving as a technology becomes redundant, and presupposed categorical arrangements are loosened. The first technology was also the first technology to be taken over by machines - and the Jacquard looms role, both as the first industrialized technology of the industrial revolution & as a foundational model for the transmission of information in binary terms, affix textiles within an ever relevant timeline. This linked history offers textiles as a medium uniquely suited to explore assumptions about contemporary spaces of interaction. Tie It Off & Count Again presents artists who have created contemporary textile work that make tangible these immaterial, virtual, and personal realms.

For more information see: facebook event page & CBC French Canada.

Work pictured (foreground) by Adrienne Hall
Work pictured by Sophia Borowska
Work pictured by Sophia Borowska
L-R from top left corner, works by Sophia Borowska, Jiachen Liu, Cat Bluemke, and Maria Jose Murillo
Soledad Muñoz in performance at HAVN
Work pictured by Jiachen Liu

Work pictured (foreground) by Adrienne Hall Work pictured by Sophia Borowska Work pictured by Sophia Borowska L-R from top left corner, works by Sophia Borowska, Jiachen Liu, Cat Bluemke, and Maria Jose Murillo Soledad Muñoz in performance at HAVN Work pictured by Jiachen Liu
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