Making envelopes with a template vs. free form cutting

Folding an artist book

 

short cuts in photoshop

 

paper doll making: one offs vs. bulk cutting

 

Spinning paper:  cutting strips with the plotter vs by hand

 

warping with one hand vs.

two hands

Students generated objects by “hand” and “machine”, and considered how the outcome was influenced using  those two methods.

 

Jamie Lee:  Beast Project.  Hand Sewing  / embroidery vs. machine sewn / embroidery

 

Anneli Henriksson – Petty Chew – Heat Press vs. hand sewing

 

Soo Yun Lee, sampling:  hand embroidery vs. machine embroidery

 

Krystal Korth, Bandaids:  hand embroidery vs. long arm sewing machine

 

 

Ji Yeon Lim, Chicago Mountains:  hand embroidery / sewing vs. heat press, plotter and machine sewing

 

Maria Bondie, Pin up lets:  Hand embroidery vs. digital embroidery

 

 

 

 

Collaborative performance in public space

2008

residential college students

 

 

Students implemented OPEN SPACE creative problem solving techniques, generating a series of actions mimicing white collar business people in the loop.

 

 

in process works of the multiplication of the machine…

Produced with the Long Arm aka Tin Lizzy Sewing Machine.

 

Flocking and the heat press.

 

Digital transfer print and the heat press

How to tie the weavers knot

 

 

once mastered

 

cut 2o 5 inch pieces of yarn, and try and tie all 10 in under 10 seconds and you will beat Barry C’s time!  Imagine tying 100-1000 of these a day!

mills

Students were introduced to the Long Arm Sewing Machine aka Tin Lizzy.

 

 

 

 

Considering the assembly line – repetition of a sewn form on the home and industrial machine.

 

 

 

Assembly line lecture

This coarse examines the history of industrialized production, the politics of labor, and the body at work.   Through skill sharing, lectures, readings and discussions, students will explore existing systems of manufacturing and distribution: the assembly line, piecework production, mechanization, and global systems of transportation. Students will investigate and learn how to operate the industrial and home sewing machines, digital embroidery machine, long arm sewing machine, and computer aided plotter for possible tools of artistic production.  These technical skills coupled with methodologies of performances of labor, public actions, collaboration and display, students will generate projects adopting a “hacking” perspective to consider ways of re-coding materials, systems and mechanisms of contemporary global manufacturing.