We are delighted to be welcoming artist Will Cruickshank to The Loom Shed for an online talk.
Will be talking about his recent work, that while yarn based, also speaks about his creation of the machines that in turn wind, carve and form the pieces that are exhibited. He explains more:
“My recent practice has focused on making objects through the development of experimental machinery, materials, and production methods. I often repurpose equipment such as cement mixers, bikes, or potters wheels and have devised makeshift weaving machines, improvised lathes, printing presses, and water carving techniques. Material, machine, and maker, each take their turn in leading or resisting outcomes and it is a sensitivity to this push and pull that drives the work. It is a practice grounded in learning by doing, and thinking through making.”
During the talk he will discuss how textiles became a significant part of his work through a failed attempt to wind some yarn around a rotating wood turning, and how this has led to an expanding investigation into material and process. We will have the opportunity to see how Will has developed his work and learn about the challenges along the way. He will also share a short film; ‘Methods 2016-2023’ which documents the evolution of the machines and processes.
We find the marriage of machine making and textile creations really exciting (read our blog about Will’s Three Moons exhibition at the Exeter Phoenix here), so don’t miss this opportunity to find out more about how these vibrant textile pieces are created.