August 3-16, 2019
Opening, Saturday, August 3, 2-4 pm
Closing, Friday, August 16, 5-7 pm
Tue - Fri: 12 pm - 5 pm
Sat - Sun: 12 pm- 4 pm
Extended opening hours: Thursday, August 8, 12 pm - 8 pm
Weaving Lab invites the public to participate in the process of weaving, speculation and conversation in the premises of RAM galleri in Kongens gate 15. Weaving tutorials are combined with conceptual inquiries into domains of rhythm, math systems, meditation, and materiality. Weaving Lab both explores and subverts each of these associations, hovering between process and speculation, theory and making, and providing questions and experiences so that each participant can draw their own conclusions. The project works to extend access to weaving so that we might invent new ideas about textiles, community, and making.
In RAM, it is made available for anyone who wants to come in experiment with multiple forms of weaving. Whether you can stay for five minutes or one hour, we hope that you can come join us to weave, connect, and explore.
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Weaving Lab is a project first initiated by Marianne Fairbanks in 2016 and ran for two summers in Madison, WI. In 2019 it has transitioned to a mobile, traveling to new locations domestically and internationally including COMPOUND YELLOW, Oak Park, IL, USA, RAM galleri, Oslo, Norway, Copenhagen Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark and Röhsska museet Museum of Design and Craft, Gothenborg, Sweden.
Marianne Fairbanks is a visual artist, designer, curator and Assistant Professor of Design Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her BFA from the University of Michigan (BFA). Her work has been shown nationally and internationally in venues including The Museum of Art and Design, NY, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, The Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, and Museum London, Ontario Canada. Her work spans the fields of art, design, and social practice, seeking to chart new material and conceptual territories, to innovate solution-based design, and to foster fresh modes of cultural production. She is now on a research grant in Scandinavia.