Weaving Futures: Week 5 | Linda Florence

8295194_origWeaving Futures is an exhibition at London Transport Museum highlighting the importance of woven textile design to the London Transport system. The exhibition explores the process and making of digital woven textiles, as part of the Museums’, Designology season.

Each week, visitors will be able to see invited designers/artists in residence in the Designology studio, who will be working on a project brief and interacting with a weaver in their residency dates. The weavers will be interpreting the residents work live into digital woven textile prototypes and final works on a state-of-the-art TC2 digital jacquard loom. 

 Week  5 features: Linda Florence
Residency dates: 19th – 22nd  Dec 2016
Activity days: 20th & 22nd Dec 2016

Linda Florence produces bespoke hand printed wallpaper and installation artwork for public, commercial and private interiors. Florence’s printing techniques incorporate a mixture of traditional and new technologies including silk screen-printing, ceramic printing and laser cutting.

Florence draws inspiration from the materials, craft practice and historic and social context of the project site and builds a narrative for each project.

Her clients include the Victoria and Albert Museum, The Jerwood Space, Swarovski, The National
Trust, Ted Baker, Sheffield Millennium Gallery, NHS Hospitals and Random House Books.

Resident artists and designers have been invited to respond to a project brief; exploring the role of textiles in modern transport now and in the future. They will focus on ‘untapped’ sources of data generated by, or helpful to, the transport system. Their responses will then be interpreted into woven textiles, live for museum visitors.

Creative responses may span from future speculations on data capture and its textile use, to new methods of digitising human interactions, to creative interpretations and visualisations of existing TfL data sets.

Weaving Futures is curated jointly by Philippa Brock and Samuel Plant Dempsey The weavers for the season are Rosie Green & Hanna Vinlöf Nylen

Other residents participating in the Weaving Futures season include: Assemble, Beatwoven, Philippa Brock, Camira, Central Saint Martins, BA Textile students, Samuel Dempsey, Linda Florence, Gainsborough Weaving Company, Eleanor Pritchard, Rare Thread : aka Kirsty McDougall & Laura Miles, Josephine Ortega, Ismini Samanidou, Studio Houndstooth: Jo Pierce, Takram & Priti Veja

Text and images: with thanks to Linda Florence

Weaving Futures Sponsors: Camira, Digital Weave Norway, Pointcarre, The Worshipful Company of Weaverslinda-florence-redwood-tree1

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