new textile design

Anni Albers Textiles

#tbt to the landmark 1949 exhibition Anni Albers Textiles, the Museum’s first ever devoted to the work of a single textile artist. It surveyed Albers’s enormously creative output, from weaving experiments in corn, grass, and string, to drapery, upholstery, pictorial tapestry, and “room dividers” intended to create differentiated spaces within open architectural plans. Albers was a legendary arts educator who had studied and later become a weaving instructor at the Bauhaus school in Germany, where she met her husband, the artist and educator Josef Albers. After Nazi pressure forced the school to close in 1933, she and Josef moved to continue teaching at Black Mountain College in North Carolina, which is where she later prepared for her MoMA exhibition. Albers was closely involved with the exhibition, designing new textiles made expressly for the purpose. The exhibition was highly popular and subsequently traveled to 26 locations throughout North America.

See images of the installations and more at mo.ma/2nkTQuE. 29 of #52exhibitions

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Chromosonic

Experimental electronic textile project by Judit Eszter Karpati with fabric that changes it’s colours with the help of an Arduino - video embedded below:

CHROMOSONIC project is an electronic textile that changes color, using the Arduino open-source platform.
The dynamic changes in the textile color derive from processed sound files. Silkscreen was used to cover the textile in a dye that changes with temperature. Sound makes the nichrome wires woven into the fabric heat up, changing the pattern.

The project investigates the relationship between digital world and textile arts, the everchanging boundaries between the digital and physical world.How the world of digital media becomes tangible through the textile medium. My intention was the broadening the field of textile craft and design, bringing together different mediums and looking for new possibilities in textile design. The project mixing different areas: textile design, electronics, IT.

The chromosonic project has it’s own Tumblr blog, where you can find out more here