The objectives of this project were to hone my own textile manipulation skills by exploring various methods, including new-to-me digital fabrication techniques. CRLT funding supported the registration fee associated with my participation at a week long fabric printing workshop at ProChemical in Fall River, MA. At the workshop I used some of the materials I created in the Duderstadt Fabrication Studio.
I have been maintaining a blog outlining weekly achievements and discoveries of my sabbatical, including a daily log of my work in Fall River: https://msmyers9.wixsite.com/christianne-costumes/blog/categories/textiles
When I teach Costume Crafts W20 I will include two new assignments integrating these new techniques as part of our module on fabric manipulation. An awareness and facility with these methods will also inform my practice as a costume designer.
Yes. In addition to course impact, we are developing an installation in the Duderstadt Gallery Fall 2020 to showcase this work, the work the students develop, as well as other creative projects inspired by the source material (as noted in the blog- BioArtogrpahy, Astophotography & Xray Flowers).
In addition to the blog, I am submitting an academic poster proposal to the United States Institute of Theatre Technology for presentation March 2020. I also believe the SMTD marketing department will will feature this overall project in an upcoming publication.