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Exhibition : ‘Digital Tactility’
Sat 20 January - Mon 19 FebruaryFree
R.R. Pascoe presents “Digital Tactility”, an exhibition of 2 and 3D works resulting from a two year research and development project exploring digital design and fabrication techniques and technologies relating to, and informed by the body. Pascoe has responded to progressive physical barriers to her arts practice by embracing digitally aided production and design, in a way that maintains the hand, and the senses, at the core of the process.
The works presented in this exhibition are a marriage of the digitally fabricated and the meticulously handmade.
Pascoe’s most recognised past works consist of hand-sculpted wearable art garments, hand pleated and sculpted using hundreds of linear meters of millinery braid. Pascoe “builds” her works on a pinnable bodyform, and beyond moodboards, previously employed no 2D design elements such as sketches as part of her artistic process. In 2018 Pascoe experienced the first of what would become a series of ongoing episodes of sporadic paralysis. As a process based textile artist, these episodes progressively rendered her traditionally hands-on, extremely labour-intensive arts practice, increasingly unfeasible. In response, Pascoe devised a professional development project designed to address this, by re-skilling in various digital design and fabrication techniques, including developing a library of sculptable, digitally knit, 3D kinetic textiles based on tessellated pleating structures and origami folds, to be used going forward in the ongoing design and development of her wearable art garments and accessories. In late 2021 this project was successfully funded through Create NSW and the Regional Arts Fund, and has since allowed Pascoe to explore alternative creative avenues which compliment her process-based arts practice and design methods, maintaining a comparable design experience, but with comparatively hands-off production, taking a collaborative approach to the use of new and emerging technologies, and cultivating a practice which allows increased focus on the artistic process, less impeded by aggravated pain, illness, and disability.
The works in this exhibition are the culmination of the concepts and techniques explored during this two year period. This is Pascoe’s first solo exhibition.
The opening will be held on Saturday, 20 January 2024 from 6pm to 8pm.
Proudly funded by the NSW Government in association with Create NSW and The Regional Arts Fund
The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.
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