Blindside Level 7 Nicholas Building 37 Swanston St
14 SEP – 1 OCT 2016
Opening Night | Thursday 15 September, 6–8pm
OFF GRID brings together works that push beyond the cloth grid – the warp and weft that defines the form of most textiles. OFF GRID examines the fracturing of this grid conceptually as well as challenging notions of materiality and the making process. In response to the tradition of textiles in art and craft these artists re-contextualise this grid through various multidisciplinary approaches. Some artists embrace the use of traditional and handmade techniques with alternative contemporary materials, whilst others incorporate new technologies to create immersive environments. OFF GRID traverses works that consider textiles within space, using both sculpture and performance to free the cloth grid completely from the two-dimensional. Within OFF GRID the act of making and the act of moving are both present.
Curators | Josephine Briginshaw + Adriane Hayward