Being Woven: The Transformation of the Self within Woven Spaces

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Alinah Azadeh uses textile as a metaphorical space of personal transformation, communal ritual, gift and exchange. Photo essays and interwoven texts written by the artist show the use of touch, textile, text and technology in engaging audiences in emotive dialogs and how this process can create transformational experiences of poetic interaction and exchange.

Keywords: gift exchange; metaphors of textile; ritual; text and technology

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: March 1, 2010

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  • Textile brings together research in textile studies in an innovative and distinctive academic forum for all those who share a multifaceted view of textiles within an expanded field. Peer-reviewed and in full-color throughout, it represents a dynamic and wide-ranging set of critical practices. It provides a platform for points of departure between art and craft; gender and identity; cloth, body and architecture; labor and technology; techno-design and practice— all situated within the broader contexts of material and visual culture.
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