WE3: Hardcore Weaving

Not for the faint of heart, this intermediate/advanced weaving course explores the theoretical implications of complex weave structures as they relate to image, pattern, materiality, language, and the body. Using Photoshop and Weavemaker software in conjunction with multi-harness and computer-assisted looms, students are encouraged to consider the dimensional andpictorial potentials for abstraction in "block" weaves, the poetic nuance of narrative in "summer and winter" structures, and weaving as a practice of somatic mediation between analog and digital technology. Student research, readings, anddiscussion on both written and visual works of art aid the expansion of the rhetoric and relevance of textile practices.