In this Small Visionary Project we intend to investigate the tension between digital and analogue production, primarily related to materiality, by revisiting crafting.
Crafting revisited is a project aiming to develop and try out a functional and cross-diciplinary based methodological framework, which utilizes opportunities for development of new Craft knowledge in the meeting between artistic research and ecucational science. With revisiting Craft we refer to a return to our own craftmanship and to the use of the textile medium and its mode of expression as a way to articulate, document and communicate research result.
Specifically, the project is about how Craft knowledge is mastered when traditional Craft meets new digital tools, i.e. the transformation of knowledge from being skilled in hand embroidery to technicaly and creatively master digital embroidery machines and software. Material explorations, artefacts and the practical work in collaborative Craft processes will be video documented and analysed together with a cross-diciplinary reference group to support features and perspectives in artistic and scientific research as well.