Art Sciences and Art Education, Textiles - Free, Applied and Experimental Artistic Design
2020S, artistic Seminar (SEK), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S03049
INDIGO AND MINERAL MUD DYE
Natural Dyeing Workshop with Aboubakar Fofana and Karin Altmann
Aboubakar Fofana is a multidisciplinary artist and designer from Mali, known for his years of effort to preserve and reinvigorate West African textile and indigo dyeing techniques. His raw materials come from the natural world, and his artistic practises revolve around the cycles of nature, the themes of birth, decay and change, and the impermanence of these materials.
Aboubakar Fofana is Resident Artist at the University of Applied Arts Vienna as well as Visiting Professor at the Department of Art and Communication Practices during summer semester 2020.
Together with Karin Altmann, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Textiles - Free, Applied and Experimental Art and Design, he will offer an intensive workshop, which is focused on the use of natural indigo, setting up a fructose vat using entirely environmentally friendly techniques, and painting with mud dye. The workshop explains not only the chemistry of indigo, the principles of setting up and caring for a fructose vat, but also the preparation of the mud and the mordant as well as the adequate choice, preparation and post-treatment of the textiles.
The aim of the workshop is to acquire basic artistic and technical knowledge and to develop an experimental process that leads from a sensual, material-centered activity and an experimental basis to creative practice and individual artistic expression. After familiarizing themselves with the principles of indigo and mud dyeing and experimenting with samples, the students will work on a personal project with the support of Aboubakar and Karin.
The workshop is limited to 12 students and open to beginners.
regular attendance and active participation
Presentation of the work results at the end of the semester (Zoom Meeting) or at the beginning of the next semester (as part of the TEX presentations) and documentation (submission in digital form).
The language of instruction is English and German.
limited to 12 people
In addition to regular zoom meetings, both theoretical inputs and tutorials for practical work will be available in the "INDIGO" ownCloud folder.
For individual zoom meetings (individual conversations to discuss and support artistic project work), consultation hours are available every Tuesday from 10:00 to 12:00. Please register in advance by email: email@example.com
Natural Dyes, Indigo, Dyeing, Resist Dye, Mud Dye, Experimental Practise, Experimental Design, Sustainability, Sustainable Textiles, Textile Design
01 April 2020, 10:00–11:30 ZOOM Meeting (preliminary discussion)
22 April 2020, 10:00–11:30 ZOOM Meeting
06 May 2020, 10:00–11:30 ZOOM Meeting
13 May 2020, 10:00–11:30 ZOOM Meeting
20 May 2020, 10:00–11:30 ZOOM Meeting
27 May 2020, 10:00–11:30 ZOOM Meeting
03 June 2020, 10:00–11:30 ZOOM Meeting
10 June 2020, 10:00–11:30 ZOOM Meeting
17 June 2020, 10:00–11:30 ZOOM Meeting
24 June 2020, 10:00–11:30 ZOOM Meeting
via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Art Education: subject tex (Bachelor): FOR: Technologien / Praxen (tex)
Art Education: subject dex (Bachelor): FOR: Technologien / Praxen (dex)
subject Textile Design / Textiles - Art, Design, Styles (1. Section): Künstlerische Projektarbeit, Textil-freie, angewandte u. experim. Gestaltung
subject Textile Design / Textiles - Art, Design, Styles (2. Section): Künstlerische Projektarbeit:Textil-freie,angewandte u. experimentelle Gestaltung (1.25 ECTS)
Co-registration: not possible
Attending individual courses: not possible