After successful editions in The Hague (2010), Denmark (2011) and a mini-edition in Vienna as part of the exhibition Techno Sensual, the exhibition Pretty Smart Textiles will now for the first time be shown to a Belgian audience. The Textiles Open Innovation Centre TIO3 has opened its doors to the work of innovative designers on the edge of fashion, art and technology in the emerging world of interactive electronic textiles.
Bart Hess, Floris Kaayk, Lucy McRae, Jalila Essaïdi, Rogier van der Heide, Maartje Dijkstra, Beorn Lebenstedt, Nicky Assmann, Anja Hertenberger, Local Androids, Meg Grant, Leonie Smelt, Melissa Coleman, Karina van Heck, Seçil Ugur, Florian Kräutli, Heike Sperber, Django Steenbakker, Aoife Wullur, Ralf Jacobs, Leonie Urff, Laura Duncker, Marina Toeters, Aniela Hoitink, Anbasja Blanken, Martijn ten Bhömer, Kristi Kuusk, Eef Lubbers, Paula Kassenaar, Pauline van Dongen, Daniel Schatzmayr, Charlotte ‘t Hart, Ricardo O'Nascimento, Mandy Smith
About Pretty Smart Textiles
Pretty Smart Textiles is a travelling exhibition showcasing the latest developments in the world of electronic textiles, a new medium at the intersections of fashion, art and technology. The exhibition is an interactive experience leading the viewer through a multi-sensory discovery of new possibilities for garments and interior architecture.
The exhibition explores themes that arise from reflections on technology. Some works visualize psychological dimensions and pinpoint difficulties of social interaction, using technology to externalise or complement the imperfections of human beings. Other works grapple with the abstract and clinical aspects of technology, trying to make the invisible visible and the intangible tangible. But not all works treat technology as a problem to be solved. Some simply embrace the new aesthetics of technology and give textiles a new dynamic through sound, movement and light.
For information on the frameprogram and workshops visit: www.tio3.be
This edition of Pretty Smart Textiles was made possible through the generous contributions of TIO3 and the exhibition TechnoSensual.