BORAS, Sweden November 20, 2010 Henrik Vibskov, fashion designer, musician, and artist has conducted a seminar covering his artistic and design processes. The seminar and accompanying workshop were held at The Textil Och Modefabriken factory to a standing-room audience of students from the surrounding fashion and textile schools. Vibskov covered his early development as an artist to his current state, and where he intends on going with his future endeavors. The seminar lasted for two hours including an open Q&A, where students were encouraged to ask questions about his work. The seminiar was then followed by a workshop, involving the blindfolding of the guests, assisted meditation, and the creation of a free-association. The day ended successfully with an end product in the form of a sculpture which was later floated in the nearby river.
Students were asked to be blind folded and demonstrate a standing 'trust fall' while walking along a guided path...
Students were then asked to draw their experience blind-folded.
On Febuary 4th, an Explorations in Textile Synthesizer workshop was held at The Textile and Fashion Factory curated by Jeannine Han. A two-day workshop and seminar was directed by an ensemble of 3 female composers, musicians and instrument builders called Synthjuntan. They are known to work within the field of smart textiles where their aim is to use technology and electronics to create customized instruments and other means to facilitate their own experimentations and also to create music that would be performed in front of an audience. The outcome of the workshop ended in an epic concert, with orchestrated experimental 'noise' music from the participants who built their own DIY instruments as a band.
Participants of the workshop with Synthjuntan.
Poster for Textile Explorations Concert, 70cm x 50cm, Artwork by Daniel Riley
On the 27th of May Textil och Modefabriken housed a creativity panel and discussion entitled 'Kreativa Ogonblick.' The event was hosted and curated by Jeannine Han which also included 3 artists: Lars Hallnas, a musician and interaction designer, Ulrika, a textile and product designer, and Sophie Naess, an artist. The discussion covered everything from artistic process to business politics in art and works from the artists were exhibited. The event ended with a live performance from a local band entitle Lichtenstein and fika.