Digital adventures in contemporary craft
11 March - 25 April 2011
Today we live in a Digital Age; a time when technological advances are presenting craft practitioners with liberating opportunities which move beyond the limitations of the hand. But is the human touch, a pivotal anchor in the definition of craft, made redundant by the adoption of digital tools?
Far from spelling the end of craft as we know it, Lab Craft presents an exciting extension to the maker’s toolbox by showcasing a variety of items that utilise digital technologies, wholly or in part, in pursuit of pioneering new outcomes. Discover objects made from sound waves and movements, shapes that seamlessly morph and merge with each other and new forms that self-generate.
New Brewery Arts is delighted to present this cutting edge exhibition. Curated by design commentator Max Fraser, in partnership with the Crafts Council, and designed by maker Tomoko Azumi, Lab Craft features work by 26 of the most experimental names in craft and design including Tord Boontje, Michael Eden, Gareth Neal, Timorous Beasties and Nina Tolstrup.
The exhibition includes textiles, ceramics, furniture, jewellery, glass and lighting and is confirmation that craft practice has entered an unprecedented new era.
Two commissioned films will accompany the exhibition: one exploring process, the other a series of talking heads with exhibiting artists and key figures in the field of digital making.
Click here to see more about this fascinating touring exhibition, including tour dates.
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