未來工藝的社群想像:如果時間是穿戴且折疊的⸺天然纖維與雷射染合作展


「如果時間是穿戴且折疊的」-天然纖維與雷射染跨域合作創新展於2020年1月3日開展,以雷射染計畫為載體,將科技和數位製 造帶入工藝社群的實驗展覽,透過不同領域的結合與應用,重新建構天然纖維與染色的多元可能性。

本次展覽不只是一個跨域藝術計劃,更是一個獨立創作計劃受益於社群合作的展現。啟發自傳統的氰版顯影,雷射染是一項結合數 位製造、程式碼藝術、顯影工藝在天然纖維上留下永久的具有階度的藍色影像的實驗織品計劃。此次工藝中心以實驗展形式結合雷 射染和天然纖維染色工藝合作,展品包含數件印花裝置、雷射染意象裝置、雷射染計劃結合天然染色、農廢材料如鳳梨纖維、構樹皮 等實驗性嘗試的紀錄;展覽實驗內容涵括氰版顯影與植物染料的互補性,程式碼藝術在染色工藝中的展現,藉由介紹雷射染計畫所 參與的諸多國際交流和計畫遊牧的軌跡,描繪未來工藝和其他社群合作,即將形成的一個介面網絡想像。

本次展品中有數幅作品在雷射染印花上疊染天然染料,利用氰版顯影和植物染料皆適用於天然纖維之特性,先使氰版成品在鹼液 中褪色、再找出能與之疊染之植物染料進行覆染。經過數次覆染後,原本的印花經由與染液的酸鹼屬性的交互作用而產生色澤異變 和邊界模糊,一如跨領域合作中時常產生的不可預測之結果。

因應連結國際社群主題,策展單位邀請了雷射染計畫曾經參與過的國際社群:來自紐約電子織品社群e-Textile Spring Break的 織品藝術家維多利亞(Victoria Manganiello)和由日籍藝術家的大山龍(Ryu Oyama)和韓籍藝術家的金伊爾達(Ilda Kim)組 成的團體ISC舉辦跨領域講座和工作坊並開放民眾參與。維多利亞的講座以「改變工藝社區」為題,探討互聯聯網時代的工藝社群 變遷和女性賦權趨勢;她在工作坊中介紹以數據資料作為手工編織的概念依據,帶領參與者將二進制代碼轉換為編織符碼。雙人藝 術團體ISC也帶來表演形式的工作坊,結合演說和米粥服務探討實質和抽象、有形與無形及可見和不可見的相反極端,並以不同視 角重新定義「邊界」的含義,就跨社群邊界為題向參與者發起討論。



A Vision For The Future Crafts Communities


“If Time Was Wearable and Foldable”- The collaborative exhibition involving natural fibers and laser dye, not only is a transdisciplinary art project, but also an independent creative project that benefits from community collaboration. Inspired by the traditional cyanotype photography process, Laser Dye is an experimental textile project that combines digital fabrication, code art and alternative photography process to create permanent images of various shades of cyan on natural fibers. The artworks from the exhibition that resulted from this collaboration with the National Taiwan Craftsmanship Research Institution included several printed textile installations, live printing installations inthe Laser Dye Project, prototypes processed with cyanotype and natu- ral dyes, and documentation works from experimenting with agricultural waste materials such as pineapple fibers, and paper mulberry. The content of the experimental works indicates the complementarity between the Laser Dye Project and the natural dyes, and the expression of code art in the dyeing craftsmanship. Furthermore, by introducing international exchanges and nomadic projects involved in the Laser Dye Project over years, and depicting the future of craftsmanship and cooperation with other communities, an imaginary interface network is about to be formed.
Several pieces in this exhibition are dyed repeatedly with natural dyes and cyanotype. Firstly, the finished cyano- type textile fades in the alkaline solution and then its dyed again with suitable natural dyes. After several cycles of this dyeing sequences, a creative toning result is built. It produces variability in colors and blurry borders between colors, as like the interaction in-between transdisciplinary projects. unpredictable result is usually expected.