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Thursday, May 5 • 10:30am - 10:45am
Weaving and Digital Innovation

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Lia Cook will discuss a variety of media combining weaving with painting, photography, video and digital technology. Her current practice explores the sensuality of the woven image and the emotional connections to memories of touch and cloth. Working in collaboration with neuroscientists, investigating the nature of the emotional response to woven faces by mapping in the brain these responses and using the laboratory experience both with process and tools to stimulate new work in reaction to these investigations. She works wiyh both scientific studys as well an artistic response to these unexpected sources, exploring the territory between scientific investigation and artistic interpretation. She uses DSI Diffusion Spectrum Imaging of the brain and TrackVis software from Harvard to look at the fiber connections of communication between parts of the brain and to integrate these fiber tracks with the actual fiber connections that make up the woven translation of an image.

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Lia Cook

Professor, CCA
Lia Cook, a leading, innovative fiber artist, creates striking contemporary portraits by building on the traditional fiber craft of weaving. Starting from scans of small photographs of herself as a child or young woman, she uses a digital Jacquard hand loom to create large scale works... Read More →

Thursday May 5, 2016 10:30am - 10:45am EDT
St. Francis College