Open Calls Results | Art Pluriverse Textile Month 2020
The Biennale of Western Balkans is happy to announce the selected applicants by the appointed committees of the 2 Open Calls launched for Textile Month, the first edition of Art Pluriverse – A Community Science Series.
Artist-Community Synergies Open Call Results
For the Artist-Community Synergies, the committee members
Dr. Janis Jefferies (Emeritus Professor, Goldsmiths, University of London)
OLOOP design group (artists: Tjaša Bavcon [MA], Jasmina Ferček [MA] and Katja Burger Kovič [Assistant Professor, University of Ljubljana])
Dr. Vassiliki Rokou (Emeritus Professor, University of Ioannina)
selected the following artists and weaving communities:
Konstantinos Gkarametsis will collaborate with the Rizarios Crafting School of Monodendri with the project Text(f)iles, exploring the possibilities of traditional loom grids and patterns in relation to the digital matrix, aiming to create a connection between digital and physical craftworks.
Mina Kouvara will collaborate with the Progressive Association of Xanthi FEX, attempting a deep mapping of characteristic textiles, in order to explore the multiple layers of their natural and cultural environment, the making processes, their uses, symbolisms and people related to them.
Inês Neto dos Santos will collaborate with the SEN Heritage Looms, exploring connections between fermentation and textiles, by seeing the fermentation process as a signifier for community, collaboration and togetherness, and a means to express the importance of symbiosis.
Maria Varela will be working with Bezi Metsovo, re-examining Metsovo’s traditional textiles, in order to design a new collaborative textile based on traditional weaving techniques, traditional textile structure and traditional design synthesis.
FAIR Community Archives Open Call Results
For the creation of the FAIR Community Archives, the committee members
Evelin Heidel (a.k.a. Scann, Open GLAM, Creative Commons
Dr. Cleo Gougoulis (Assistant Professor, University of Patras)
Dr. Dorina Xheraj-Subashi (Lecturer, University Aleksander Moisiu)
have selected the following researchers to document their community of choice:
Kirila Cvetkovska, documenting the Rizarios Crafting School of Monodendri, is an independent cultural practitioner from North Macedonia, who is interested in the concepts of collective memory, loss and detachment, exploring cross-cultural values and their manifestation.