Visit us in Belgium!

28.10.12 - 16.12.12
Textiles Open Innovation Center TIO3
Oscar Delghuststraat 60
Ronse, Belgium

Visitor Information:
Wed, Fri, Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tickets 6€/4€

Pretty Smart Textiles in Belgium

Dutch designers on the edge of fashion, art and technology.

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.

Works by:
Bart Hess, Floris Kaayk, Lucy McRae, Jalila Essaïdi, 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, Loe Feijs, Aniela Hoitink, Anbasja Blanken, Martijn ten Bhömer, Kristi Kuusk, Eef Lubbers, Mandy Smith, Paula Kassenaar, Pauline van Dongen, Daniel Schatzmayr, Charlotte ‘t Hart, Ricardo O'Nascimento

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