REVERSED INTERACTION (2010)

REVERSED INTERACTION (2010)

Dimension: Three floors installations Materials: LEDs, textile, Lilypad, moving sensor, video funk camera (or web camera), TV monitor (or computer monitor). Technique: Interactive installation Project description We live in a world where digital media allows us to multiply the interactive contact. With the help of coded information, we can now make most of the objects around us interactive. Our expectations are high. The surfaces transform themselves more and more in interfaces. The screens...

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CARPET-GARDEN (1998)

CARPET-GARDEN (1998)

Dimensions: 12 m2. Material: Iron, wool, manila, electronic devices, servo motors. Techniques: Weaving, sewing, electronic circuits, soldering, moving installation Project description Carpet-Garden is my diploma work in textile arts, a work I have done in 1998 at the Art and Design University Cluj (Romania). Since the object of tapestry is generally a carpet and since the classical Middle East carpets generally deals with variations of idealized gardens representing the Paradise, the idea of...

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VEGETATION CYCLE (1995)

VEGETATION CYCLE (1995)

Dimensions: 500 x 50 cm. Materials: Wool, manila and iron Techniques: Weaving, crochet, 3D installation Project description Knowing that the vegetation cycle is composed by an alternate of growing and stagnation phases, and that the same cadence can be found in the 1/0 web technique, Vegetation Cycle try to adapt this principle to a tri-dimensional textile work. The result is a work that is pliable and can be exhibited in different ways, adapting itself to every specific context. The same as a...

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STITCHING WORLDS

STITCHING WORLDS

On April 26, 2018 will be launched "Stitching Worlds: Exploring Textiles and Electronics" book, Revolver Publishing, 2018. Edited by Ebru Kurbak. Contributions by Onur Akmehmet, Ekmel Ertan, Lars Hallnäs, Tincuta Heinzel, Mili John Tharakan, So Kanno, Ebru Kurbak, Mark Miodownik, Matthias Mold, Jussi Parikka, Hannah Perner-Wilson, Irene Posch, Fiona Raby, Mika Satomi, Martin Schneider, Rebecca Stewart. The publication was kindly supported by Europapier.

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TECHNOLOGIES AND IMPROVISATION: Tools and Theories for Uncertain Futures

TECHNOLOGIES AND IMPROVISATION: Tools and Theories for Uncertain Futures

  Between 7-9 of February 2018 I  took part in the "Technologies and Improvisation: Tools and Theories for Uncertain Futures" Nordic Summer University Ad Hoc Symposium, at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.  The aim of the symposium was to bring together theorists, designers and technologists. We discussed practices of making and the social and cultural impact of future technologies. The addressed questions were: How can philosophical questions support the...

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WEAR Sustain Open Call 2 Launch Event at ENSAD (Paris)

WEAR Sustain Open Call 2 Launch Event at ENSAD (Paris)

On 22 of November 2017 I was invited to speak to the Paris launch of WEAR sustain, a new €3m pan-European project that aims to shift the development of the wearables and e-textile landscape towards a more sustainable and ethical approach. The event hosted by ENSAD Paris addressed the future of ethical and sustainable wearables and e-textiles and was the occasion to announce the project’s second Open Call to fund wearables and smart textiles concepts that address ethics and sustainability....

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CALL FOR PAPERS – Studia UBB Philosophia : Nomadic, Migrating, Commuting, Wearable Technologies and Their Infrastructures

CALL FOR PAPERS – Studia UBB Philosophia : Nomadic, Migrating, Commuting, Wearable Technologies and Their Infrastructures

Call for Papers for August 2017 issue of Studia UBB Philosophia :  Nomadic, Migrating, Commuting, Wearable Technologies and  Their Infrastructures One of the central issues of the present political agenda is the migration crisis. Apart from economical and environmental migration, we assisted in the latest years to the exacerbation of some political conflicts and implicitly to a political-based migration too. The intensification of the phenomena and the debates around migration force...

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E-TEXTILE SWATCH BOOK EXCHANGE 2016

E-TEXTILE SWATCH BOOK EXCHANGE 2016

For a second time I took part in the E-textiles Summer Camp Swatch Exchange launched by Hanna Perner-Wilson. The E-Textile Summercamp‘s Swatchbook Exchange is a platform for sharing physical work samples in the field of electronic textiles. The exchange wishes to emphasize the importance of physicality and quality workmanship in an increasingly digital world. Everybody who has attended the E-Textile Summercamp at least one time is allowed to take part in this...

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AL DENTE TEXTILES – Arcintex ’16 Boras

AL DENTE TEXTILES – Arcintex ’16 Boras

During 11-15 of April 2016 I was in Boras (Sweden) for Arcintex network's spring workshops and conference. In the first three days I took part in "Interactive Textiles" workshop lead by Delia Dumitrescu and Hanna Landin. Together with Svenja Keune, Berit Greike, Sarah Walker and Juste Peciulyte I worked in a project we called "AL DENTE". The project was inspired by the research project of Svenja Keune. As a PhD student within the ArcInTexETN she is working on adaptive and responsive structures...

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PERFORMATIVE OBJECTS, AUGMENTED MATERIALS, CRITICAL ACTORS.

PERFORMATIVE OBJECTS, AUGMENTED MATERIALS, CRITICAL ACTORS.

  Between 16th - 27th of November 2015 I was invited to teach a course at the National University of the Arts in Bucharest on interactive art and design. The course was addressed to master students from Textile and Fashion Department.   Course description: The course "Performative Objects, Augmented Materials, Critical Actors" addresses the issues related to the increasingly presence of interactive objects, reactive materials and connected producers. Made possible by the...

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WHAT’S A FABRIC?

WHAT’S A FABRIC?

My text "What’s a Fabric? Concepts and Approaches to Modern Textile Design" has been published in Architectura Journal, no.3/2015, in a special issue dedicated to "Materials and Materialities".  

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KAUNAS BIENNALE

KAUNAS BIENNALE

Following Janis Jefferies and Karen Gaskill invitation, I took part between 20-21 of September 2015 in the Sonic Pattern and Textility of Code Seminar along with Myrto Karanika, Fabio Lattanzi Antinori, David Littler, James Bulley and Alex McLean. The seminar was organized in the frame of Kaunas Biennale and supported by British Council. Bellow is the program of the seminar.   PROGRAMME: Seminar: 10.30am – 4.30pm, Monday 21st September, 2015...

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ARTFUL SPARK TALK, FURTHERFIELD, LONDON

ARTFUL SPARK TALK, FURTHERFIELD, LONDON

  On 15th of September I made a presentation of “An Internet of Soft Things” project in the frame of Artful Spark, Furtherfield, London. Artful Spark is a new series of quarterly events facilitating better communication and collaboration between creative technologists and arts/media professionals* Artful Spark is not a sales pitch or a soapbox, but a way for people who might not know about projection mapping or haptic controllers to see technologies demo’d and discuss their...

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DRAWING SENSORS – E-TEXTILES SWATCH BOOK 2015

DRAWING SENSORS – E-TEXTILES SWATCH BOOK 2015

        Credits: Tincuta Heinzel in collaboration with ATRG – Nottingham Trent University, (UK). Year of Invention: 2015   Description: The present sample is part of a research project which looks to develop a series of graphic (embroidered/printed/knitted) textile based sensors that could function both as manuals (guides) for the construction of such textiles based sensors, as well as signage for announcing the presence of such sensors...

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E-TEXTILES SUMMER CAMP 2015

E-TEXTILES SUMMER CAMP 2015

  Photo credits: Joanna Bletcher   Back from Paillard (France) and the E-textiles Summer Camp 2015. Great meeting of e-textiles makers and designers! I was part of Industrialisation focus group together with Ebru Kurbak, Mili Tharakan, Becky Stewart. We concentrate on the parallel between textiles and electronics manufacturing processes and we looked at possible paths to follow in the process of industrialising the e-textiles. There were interesting debates...

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SYNTHETIC BEUYS : ON NANO – MATERIALS AND THE AESTHETICS OF IMPERCEPTIBILITY

SYNTHETIC BEUYS : ON NANO – MATERIALS AND THE AESTHETICS OF IMPERCEPTIBILITY

  My paper "Synthetics Beuys : on Nano-Materials and the Aesthetics of Imperceptibility" was published in the No.15 of Artnodes.     Abstract This paper brings into attention the paradoxical nature of nano-objects and analyses the relationship between an imperceptible matter (too small to be perceived by the senses) and its forms of sensible manifestation. The development of nano-sciences and nano-technologies would have not been possible without the invention of a number of...

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REPERTORIES OF (in)DISCREETNESS

REPERTORIES OF (in)DISCREETNESS

  Repertories of (in)discreetness – a project I initiated with Ioana Macrea-Toma was exhibited at Tranzit Bucharest, featuring mine and Lasse Scherffig's FM radio installation Signal to Noise as well as works by Irina Botea & Jon Dean, and Istvan Laszlo. Exhibition: March 18th-April 1st, 2015 Venue: tranzit.ro/ București, Str. Gazelei nr. 44, sector 4 Round table: The Radio Free Europe Archives – between historiographical expression and artistic research...

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SIGNAL TO NOISE AND GHOST VEIL

SIGNAL TO NOISE AND GHOST VEIL

  SIGNAL TO NOISE and GHOST VEIL : presentation of two artistic researches on reconstructing the “otherness” based on archive means  OSA Lectures, Open Society Archives, Budapest, Hungary, 12 March 2015.   „Signal to Noise” and “Ghost Veil” are two installations part of “Repertories of (in)discreetness” project initiated by Tincuta Heinzel and Ioana Macrea-Toma. The project has its starting point in the archive of Radio Free Europe from the Open Society Archivum in Budapest. It...

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