Digital Encounters Exhibition

Film and Stills from the Exhibition

‘Oh….. you did it on your computer’ is a common response to my work when I explain how I illustrate and design, produce and make my work. The emotion that comes with the words ‘Oh you did it on your computer’ – is predominantly negative . Where as I am so inspired by the process that it is difficult to not to question the almost disapointment about the tools and processes that I use to draw with, and am so inspired by.
Project explaining my process for an exhibition called Digital Encounters. Exploring my process with Digital. I am a non digital native a “digital settler’ meaning I grew up and have been educated with out a computer, but work with and am totally facinated by Digital Craft. I trained as a weaver and am now an illustrator and designer. The film looks at my visual inspiration, my love of the computer and digital rendering and the link to the Levers Lace Loom with its puch card system and how it relates to a computer as a tool.


Credits and Influences.

Blade Runner – Ridley Scott 1982

I saw Blade Runner when I was 14. When I came out of the cinema I knew I wanted a computer, I wanted to design dresses, create textiles, take photographs, make films.

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Enhance, Stop
Move in, Stop
Pull out, Track right, Stop
Center in, Pull back, Stop
Track 45 right, Stop
Center and Stop
Enhance 34 to 36
Pan right and pull back, Stop
Enhance 34 to 46
Pull back, Wait a minute, Go right, Stop
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Track 45 left, Stop
Enhance 15 to 23
Give me a hard copy right there.

In the Mood For Love – Wong Kar-Wai 2000

When I came out of the cinema I realised I was a hopeless romantic and wanted to tell a story through my work.

It is a restless moment.
She has kept her head lowered,
to give him a chance to come closer.
But he could not, for lack of courage.
She turns and walks away.
That era has passed.
Nothing that belonged to it exists any more.
He remembers those vanished years.
As though looking through a dusty window pane,
the past is something he could see, but not touch.
And everything he sees is blurred and indistinct.


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The Digital Encounters exhibition hosted by the University for the Creative Arts will be the finale of the Moving Textiles exhibition series. Works can be made in response to the Digital Encounters Symposium which considered the transformative effect of digital design and production techniques on a range of textiles practices exploring the relationship between hand crafted and digital textile techniques. Along with work inspired by the symposium works may be created in response to the question ‘How do you see the future of textiles and its relationship to digital media?’

Digital Encounters is an exhibition read further about it here:
Herbert Read Gallery
New Dover Road
 Opening Hours
Saturday 21st June to Saturday 26th July 2014
Closed on Sunday
Herbert Read Gallery
University for the Creative Arts
New Dover Road
Entrance to the exhibition is FREE OF CHARGE


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