Moving Image Matters: Documenting and Performing Craft in Video

Moving Image Matters: Documenting and Performing Craft in Video

Start date

Friday, May 3, 2019, 10:00am

End date

Saturday, July 20, 2019, 5:00pm

Location

Center for Art in Wood

141 N 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

The exhibition examines the use of video as a medium of expression and interpretation by craft makers for whom material is the anchor of their studio work. With easier access to equipment and distribution facilitated by the Internet and video-sharing platforms, makers turn increasingly to video as a medium for aestheticizing processes, exploring the poetics of materials, or acting out the gestures that facilitate making. These video works represent modes of thinking and approaches shared by makers of craft-based practices. They assert that making is as much about ideas as it is about objects.