(Hong Kong, 4 March 2021) CHAT (Centre for Heritage, Arts and Textile) announces its Spring Programme 2021 Interweaving Poetic Code. Welcoming the public from 1 May, 2021, the exhibition explores the common thread of code, textile and care through participatory installations, an international discussion forum, workshops and performances by renowned artist-cum-educator Taeyoon Choi and his associates around the globe, including Aarati Akkapeddi, Andreas Angelidakis, Laura Devendorf, Christine Sun Kim, KOBAKANT, Amor Munoz and Rebirth Garments.
Weaving creative experiences ‘with’ all
This season, CHAT’s Gallery 2 will be transformed into a co-learning hub inspired by the decentralising feature of mushrooms. Upon entering Gallery 2, visitors are greeted by four ‘(un)learning stations’ with hands-on activities that prompts us to question how we learn and what we learn in order to value internal growth and develop a network of self-taught learners. By gathering at the pods to create their very own piece of art via various textile techniques and technologies, visitors will experience a decentralised and reciprocal process of co-learning and co-existing with our surroundings and communities.
Multi-disciplinary artworks and diverse programme line-up with international artists
Taeyoon Choi and the vibrant international line-up of artists, including Aarati Akkapeddi, Andreas Angelidakis, Laura Devendorf, Christine Sun Kim, KOBAKANT, Amor Munoz and Rebirth Garments will showcase their diverse artworks in Interweaving Poetic Code, many of which are exhibited for the first time in Hong Kong.
Visitors will enjoy an enchanting journey exploring coding in textile(s) through artworks that ranges from Akkapeddi’s Memory and Motif, a machine learning system that generates new Indian textile patterns, Devendorf’s memory fabric innovation A Fabric that Remembers, Kim’s inspiring drawing Future Base to KOBAKANT’s installation that recreates their tailor shop with e-textile made to order, as well as Munoz’s textile pieces of coding and weaving. CHAT also partners with Rebirth Garments’s Sky Cubacub and Eaton HK to open call for local participation to work with people of all gender, size, and ability through a series of tailor-fitting workshops, exhibitions, performances and a celebration party.