Needlework Probes artwork ORIGINAL min

Electronic Needlework by Irene Posch

Instal­la­tion of tools for elec­tron­ic tex­tile crafting

Imagine what technologies might be like if they were made by craftswomen. Would they be soft, patched together, or made in social circles? This set of textiles needlework tools have been adapted to be used for electric engineering. They are a tangible provocation on the roles and cultural assumptions of technologies and crafts. What do these tools enable, how, and for whom?

Artist Bio
Irene Posch is a researcher and artist with a background in media and computer science. Her work explores the integration of technological development into fields of art and craft, and vice versa, investigating the social, cultural, technical and aesthetic implications thereof. She is a Professor for Design & Technologies at the University of Art and Design Linz, Institute for Art and Education. Her research and artistic work has been presented internationally in academic conferences, festivals, and museums among them the ZKM Karlsruhe (DE), V&A London (UK), Ars Electronica Linz (AT), Laboratore Arte Alameda Mexico City (MX), Biennale International Design St. Etienne (FR), Istanbul Design Biennial (TR) and the MAK Vienna (AT).
Needlework Probes artwork ORIGINAL min