The Technology Centre, Nelson
29.9 - 29.10
Opening times: Thursday - Sunday 10am - 4pm
Participatory concert: Saturday 30.9 at 4pm
You are very welcome to #end_of_empire by Eva Sajovic, an interactive, site-specific installation of knitted photographs with touch sensors and an AI-generated musical score from Nicola Privato.
The exhibition will take place upstairs in the Technology Centre, Carr Road, Nelson, a space which has not been open to the public for many years.
Eva Sajovic, artist-in-residence at In-Situ, has taken inspiration from Lancashire's rich industrial heritage and worked with local community members to create this installation with the British Textile Biennial 2023.
The project features four large-scale machine-knitted columns which include touch-sensitive AI generated sounds taken from interviews and sound files provided by residents. Audiences members are encouraged to interact with and 'play' the textiles.
The project is a co-commission between In-Situ and the British Textile Biennial 2023, supported by This is Nelson with Town Deal funding.
Here are the ways you can experience the work:
Visit the exhibition, 29 September to 29 October, 10am – 4pm
Attend a free workshop, Saturdays and Sundays - 29 September to 29 October, 10am – 4pm
These family-friendly workshops are a chance to contribute your own machine-knitted words responding to the exhibition’s themes of climate change, community and colonialism.
Attend a free public performance, Saturday 30 October, 4pm to 4.30pm
During this performance, the textiles will transform into a complex musical instrument controlled by participants’ touch and gestures. The event includes a Q&A with Eva Sajovic and AI collaborator Nicola Privato.
Book your free ticket here.
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