Exhibition Design and Making in the Trinidad Carnival

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Wednesday November 16, 2022 - Tuesday February 28, 2023
      9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Location: S. Price Gilbert Exhibits Gallery: 704 Cherry St NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
  • Phone: +1 404.894.4500
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  • Fee(s):
    Free Entry: Ticket @ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/design-and-making-in-the-trinidad-carnival-exhibition-tickets-428168191587
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Contact

Dr. Vernelle A. A. Noel

Email: vernelle@gatech.edu

 https://vaanoel.com/

Summaries

Summary Sentence: This exhibition answers an interdisciplinary question, “What is a line?” through the craft of wire-bending, the cultural design practice of Trinidad Carnival, and computation for new imaginations, expressions, and conversations.

Full Summary: The Design and Making in the Trinidad Carnival exhibition answers the interdisciplinary question, “What is a line?” It answers to this question through the craft practice of wire-bending, the cultural design practice of Trinidad Carnival, and computation for new imaginations, expressions, and conversations. Wire-bending is a sophisticated craft practice in the Trinidad Carnival that inscribes a milieu of interactions between community, senses, and the moving body while designing and making with static and dynamic linear materials for concurrent expressions of each in three-dimensional space. Through traditional and digital forms of making, software, and practices, this exhibition presents new imaginations, expressions, and conversations about lines in culture, cognition, and technology.  The exhibition showcases lines as cognitive expressions; code; embodied, corporeal movements; cultural and digital practices; structure; and interaction in the form of drawings, artifacts, sculptures, and more. This exhibition is generously supported by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts; the College of Design, the School of Architecture, and the School of Interactive Computing at The Georgia Institute of Technology.

The Trinidad Carnival is a cultural design practice through which people express their creativity, aesthetic sensibilities, and craftsmanship around the world. Wire-bending is a sophisticated craft practiced in this Carnival where wire and other linear materials are bent with hand tools to create kinetic structures that can be up to 20 feet tall. Unfortunately, this craft practice is dying. The Design and Making in the Trinidad Carnival exhibit showcases new imaginations for design, interaction, and fabrication of architecture that include non-digital computational tools, novel software, computer-controlled machines, and computer interactions. The exhibit presents an evolution of design—from past to future—and argues that computation and computing can remediate and reconfigure dying crafts for new design, pedagogy, and practices.

 

What does wire-bending, weaving, drawing, writing, architecture, moving, and programming all have in common? They all proceed among lines (Ingold 2007). The Design and Making in the Trinidad Carnival exhibition answers the interdisciplinary question, “What is a line?” through the craft practice of wire-bending, the cultural design practice of Trinidad Carnival, and computation for new imaginations, expressions, and conversations. Wire-bending is a sophisticated craft practice in the Trinidad Carnival that inscribes a milieu of interactions between community, senses, and the moving body while designing and making with static and dynamic linear materials for concurrent expressions of each in three-dimensional space. Through traditional and digital forms of making, software, and practices, this exhibition presents new imaginations, expressions, and conversations about lines in culture, cognition, and technology.  The exhibition showcases lines as cognitive expressions; code; embodied, corporeal movements; cultural and digital practices; structure; and interaction.

 

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In Campus Calendar
Yes
Groups

School of Architecture

Invited Audience
Faculty/Staff, Postdoc, Public, Graduate students, Undergraduate students
Categories
Arts and Performance
Keywords
craft, computation, design, making, computing, computational craft, lines, computational making, corporeal, code, software, carnival, cultural practices, wire-bending, art, Trinidad Carnival, Bailey-Derek Grammar, trinidad and tobago, light painting, drawings, 3d printing, situated computation, restoration, remediation, reconfiguration, history, speculations, futures, reimagination, structures, sculptures, kinetic, dancing, interaction, fabrication, computer, Pedagogy, Architecture, traditional, digital, interdisciplinary, research. #GrahamFoundation #GrahamFunded #GrahamGrantee
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  • Created On: Nov 4, 2022 - 5:23pm
  • Last Updated: Nov 18, 2022 - 7:54am