Sunday, October 7, 2012

Summer + 2012

For the summer of 2012, I was awarded an undergraduate research grant from Wash U to study textiles in Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar). Although I have travelled all my life I’ve never had the opportunity to focus a trip solely on textiles and design.
My goal was to understand how Southeast Asian designers are manipulating traditional textiles to appeal to modern consumers, along with learning the process of creating a textile from beginning to end. I also focused on recognizing and understanding important motifs in traditional textiles and what cultural, geological and sociological differences effect and influence their production and design.  My research involved visiting silk farms, weaving factories and artisan markets.

SOOO I decided to make a movie about the things I saw ( I couldn't nearly incorporate everything I wanted to without making a 5 hour movie) but its a short and sweet glimpse into some of the experiences I had.

Check it out and enjoy.
{Editor's note: for the ultimate viewing experience, have it large screen and the music blasting}

1 comment:

  1. Well my dear, if for some unfathomable reason you don't end up in fashion where you belong, you could always take up documentary and/or editing. Fabulous! The amazing colors, variety and deeply interesting techniques (not to mention lives and culture) we are seeing. Oh yeah, I can feel it...

    And I'd watch the 5 hour version, too!


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