Anatomica Paper textiles from the Cabinet of Curiosity Studio - Rochester Art Gallery

The work and practice of Caroline Collinge, under the guise of the Cabinet of Curiosity Studio, is exemplary in designing and making as a critical way of exploring the thematics of ideas and techniques. Installations, artefacts, art works, photography, illustration, costumes, performance and film are all taken up equally as both medium and media for testing and experimentation, producing new and intriguing forms which are as insightful and meticulous as they are exuberant and magical. Movement, motion and the relationship of costume to the body are key motifs throughout the work, exploring spatiality, aesthetics and the spectacle to enchant and surprise. Several of the works can perhaps be considered to be architectural; constructed and habitable for the performances or
installations they were originally conceived for. Underpinning all this is a meticulousness in processing and understanding techniques related to textiles, paper folding, origami forms and katagami stencils. In adopting key symbols or drawing out the dynamics of storytelling, distinctive links are made throughout the
works displayed here. Taken together as a body of work the exhibits displayed in Anatomica remind us of the strength in seemingly ephemeral forms. It
also confirms the explorative potential of how materials and techniques inhabit a world now seemingly in thrall to the digitised screen. Yet the magic of human touch in creating these works, mediated through the power of thinking through making, continues to enthral, engage and entice in a way digitisation can only be a poor imitator of. Anatomica celebrates these and is an indicator of what yet may be achieved. Free exhibition workshop Sat, 24 Nov, 10.30am-12.30pm or 1.30-3.30pm Paper folding workshop with Cabinet of Curiosity Studio Join Cabinet of Curiosity Studio and create your own unique folded paper textiles using recycled materials and simple hand-crafted techniques including the traditional Japanese “waterbomb” fold. Take away your artwork and make it into a sculpture, jewellery, a lampshade or other creative project of your own at home. To book a free place please contact the arts team. Suitable for adults and accompanied
young people aged nine and over. Meet the artist at the opening reception of Anatomica on Thu 6 Sept, 6.30-8.30pm, no need to book, all welcome.

Date and time details

Friday, 7 September to Sunday, 2 December 2018

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01634 338319

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Rochester Art Gallery and Craft Case - view the listing for more info.
High Street
Rochester
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ME1 1LX

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