INTRODUCING DIGITAL WAX PRINT
July WIP Resident
Digital Wax Print is a project by The Future Continuous studio, a collaboration between Eugenia Morpurgo and Olivia de Gouveia, exploring the relationship between digital fabrication and the manual technique of wax-resist dyeing.
Wax resist cloth sits at many frontiers—it is at once a commodity, an archive, an image, a text, and a material object with distinct physical properties. Due to globalization and industrialization, automated wax resist techniques were introduced and new types of batik emerged. Merging two contrasting production methods, Digital Wax Print is a innovative tool that transforms an industrial action into a small-scale production process.
Adapting the machine to the process – taking a traditional technique focused on repetition and connecting it to the expected accuracy of digital data for fabrication – Digital Wax Print can create outcomes that differ from expectations. Unique patterns come in the form of data fed into the machine that are interpreted in it’s own particular ‘handwriting’, leaving behind traces of production similar to other resist techniques.
As the knowledge of traditional manufacturing and the accessibility of digital fabrication continue to evolve, the blending of steps in any order allows the tool to open up new possibilities.
DIGITAL WAX PRINTING WORKSHOP
Monday, July 10, 6:30-9:30pm
Join Work In Progress resident collective The Future Continuous ( Eugenia Morpurgo and Olivia de Gouveia ) instigators of the project Digital Wax Print—in creating a collaborative piece, combining digital fabrication and wax resist printing, to explore the ‘encoding’ of culture, identity and zeitgeist into textile.
You can visit Digital Wax Print installation for Work In Progress from July 1 - 31 and learn more about their work and process during Artist Open Hours, on Saturdays, 2-5PM at our Manhattan studio.
WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE PROJECT DE.MO./MOVIN’UP II session 2016
MOVIN’UP II session 2016 promoted by:
Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism
General Directorate for Contemporary Art and Architecture and Urban Suburbs
General Directorate for Performing Arts
and GAI – Association for the Circuit of the Young Italian Artists