ARTeConnect presents Workshop Fashtech where you discover first hand how to build circuits and combine micro-controllers, light, code and fashion...

Workshop Fashtech

Location:

2000
Australia

SARTorial: Fashion, art and technology

Speakers

Zoe Mahony

Interactive fashion designer

Zoe Mahony's current research explores collaboration, aesthetics, identity, technology and ecology through the multidisciplinary field of computational and responsive clothing. She has extensive Australian and European experience in RTW markets with roles in design, production, ethical supply chains, and marketing. She is a seasoned educator, teaching design thinking, communication, and new technologies. Recipient of the Churchill Fellowship, Mahony has written on design studio practice in England, Belgium, and France. In addition she engages in curating, exhibiting, and freelance design projects.

"For Vivid Ideas, we have gone back to our roots – the underground mycelium network that fungi use to share “data” between unrelated species – and wondered how fungi might use our methods to connect with an alien “network” – humans..."

The Mycelium Project  seeks to communicate environmental data in a non-linguistic way, through light and colour. Using sensors and embedded digital technology, Zoe's garments collect a type of data, both human and environmental which is then visualised in an array of LED lights and through an augmented reality headset. She is joined on this project by Professor Sylvain Giroux from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Sherbrooke, Canada and Melbourne-based new media artist and programmer Warren Armstrong.

 

Nelia Justo

Nelia Justo

Costume Designer/ Media Artist

Nelia Justo employs a range of methods and materials in her work to produce sculptural garments and installations that engage in a dialogue between the East and West; between the language of decorative arts and electronic technologies.

Particular interest lies in the historical trade of cultural goods (such as cotton, silk, porcelain) and how they have inspired the design, styles and production of cultural artefacts in the West over many centuries. Though her work references historical decorative arts in a broad sense, emphasis predominantly lies in historical textile design and production, focusing on the cultural, technological and political environment in which they were produced. Contemporary electronic technologies have often been incorporated into her work, referencing today’s booming trade in electronic consumer goods and manufactured components. Her work is literally brought to life, as electronic systems merge symbiotically with decorative elements to create poetic artworks.

For Vivid Ideas, Nelia presents two garments. The first, inspired by Bauhaus costume design and origami. features a crystalline structure of tetrahedral forms, accompanied by an iridescent cape with raised scales. An LED matrix which runs across the dress and cape brings the ensemble to life, as a bioluminescent system. The second garment is a collision of folded angles, planes and curves which fuse together in the phosphorescence of UV light emanating from within the garment.

Nick-Wishart

Nick Wishart

Performer/media artist

Nick Wishart’s main area of artistic practice is music, sound, video and embedded electronics.

Nick adapts and repurposes existing and emerging domestic technologies and intuitive physical interfaces to create new audio/visual interfaces. Wishart uses embedded electronics, sensors, audio-visual production and circuit bending to create interactive devices such as the bioluminescent jellyfish featured in ERTH’s Prehistoric Aquarium as well as an RGB sensitive chameleon commissioned for Vivid at Taronga Zoo 2016.

In addition to Nick’s musical composition work he creates unique electronic instruments using circuit bending techniques and is a founding member of the all toy band Toydeath. Formed in 1995, Toydeath have played throughout Australia with notable performances at the Sydney Biennale 2010, Big Day Out, The Great Escape as well as international tours to Europe, USA and Asia.

Access and Inclusion

For more accessibility information see the Vivid accessibility map.

  • Wheelchair accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.

Event Details

 ARTeConnect presents Workshop Fashtech where you discover first hand how to build circuits and combine micro-controllers, light, code and fashion - plus take home a working prototype!

LIGHT UP with these hands-on VIVID Ideas workshops.

Workshop FashTech # 1 simple circuits (8-12 years)  

Lets make awesome costumes!

Combine circuits with LEDs and build your own creations to flash with different colours and patterns for that family night out at VIVID.

Our professional team of creatives will lead kids and parents through the steps to create fashtech. Learn how circuits work and why electronics are fun and relevant.

No experience necessary and all materials are provided.

NB: Ticket price includes: 1 child aged 8-12 years + 1 adult.
Working together Parents/guardians participate in the workshop with their children.

 

Workshop FashTech - Masterclass  (13years - adult)

Calling all style innovators who want to master Fashion-Technology and own your look. Walk away with your designs interpreted though fash-tech aviator goggles & take them as far into Burning Man, Hipster or your personal aesthetic as you dare.

Join this one-time one-day workshop at Vivid Sydney for a fash-tech hack class that will give you the inspiration, tools, & cheat-sheets to take your style into the future.

Be inspired by our team of higher education designers and programmers who will give you the keys to wearable technology design:
• outline of apparel/accessories in the fashion-tech space
• easy guide to soldering micro-controllers for garments
• LED rings to design colour - light versus pigment
• basics & cheat-sheets for simple programming
• how not to blow out the power supply

Tutors will coach students at all skill-levels from beginner to advanced, and provide each student the tools to access open-source materials and progress your skill-level as far as you want.

This could be your first-step into an amazing personal aesthetic, or the spark to light up your

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Access and Inclusion

For more accessibility information see the Vivid accessibility map.

  • Wheelchair accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.