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A really fake future - Karen Huang & Jason Page

Project Spaces ISO

Isolatorweg 17
1014 AS Amsterdam

Open Open during exhibitions 
Tue – Sat 14-18 hrs and by appointment 

Exhibition 20 Sep — 29 Sep

Opening 19 Sep, 18:30-2 hrs


Iso presents A Really Fake Future, a collaborative project by textile-based designers Karen Huang (TW) and Jason Page (US), inspired by the tapestries of Dutch artist Elma Beks (1926-2014). The project envisions a future where traditional textile handicrafts such as quilting, embroidery and design are replaced by automated production and digital representations. Translating 3D materials to 2D images, the designers question what textile craftsmanship may look like in this future.

The exhibition A Really Fake Future is curated by Florence Parot, co-founder of iso, and will feature material research in digital image making and textiles. 
For the exhibition, Karen Huang and Jason Page have investigated various forms of materialising an archive of forgotten textiles, both physically, digitally and at the grey area in between. Their large scale woven tapestry looks at how a visitor can experience a body of work through an edited piece of an oeuvre. The five digital sculptures, outsourced to five digital designers, explore how digitised textiles can live new lives beyond material and craft-time limitations. The in between works created by Huang and Page aim to visualise the conflicts of working with traditional textile handcraftsmanship and a need to produce for the current rapid pace of society. 
Video works by Samuel Rynearson, Lukas Engelhardt, Armands Freibergs, Leith Benkhedda, Rik Laging.
In collaboration with Unseen Amsterdam
x x x Aftershow with Steven de Peven x x x


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