RGB Textiles: Creating Animated Fabric through Colour Vibration

Join Philippe Blanchard to create costumes that light up and animate under a computerized light show. Participants will explore Philippes new media installation practice, experimenting with the interaction of light on coloured dyes and pigments. Designing costumes out of fabric, printed-paper and other pliable materials, participants will learn firsthand how colorimetry and colour perception work to create the illusion of movement. Participants will also be exposed to the mechanics of designing computer-controlled light installations with Max/MSP and LED lighting. Employing these technologies in the filming studio, participants will finish the day by shooting short animations of their creations in action.

On the following Wednesday night May 18, participants will present their animated GIFs and discuss the process at Open Studio, weekly free public access time in the InterAccess maker space. This will be an opportunity to engage the public around the artistic process and technology explored during the workshop.

This workshop is hosted in partnership with Subtle Technologies, an organization providing a platform for community-building and knowledge-sharing at the intersection of art, science and technology. The 2016 Subtle Technologies festival, Seamless Visions: New Textiles and Wearable Technologies, runs at multiple venues, including InterAccess, from May 12-15.

Date: Sunday May 15

Time: 11am - 5pm

Registration Fee:

$130 Regular Price

$100 With Annual Studio/Workshop Pass see below/Arts Worker Discount

$80 With Student/Senior Discount

Material Fee: $20

What, if any, prerequisite knowledge should students have? None.

What to Bring: All materials will be provided.

About the Instructor: Philippe Blanchard is a Toronto-based artist, animator, teacher and curator. His diverse creative background film production, digital visual effects, studio arts has informed an interdisciplinary practice combining animation, installation, light shows, drawing, painting and printmaking. His recent projects include expanded animation installations for the National Museum of Print MUNAE, Mexico City, Chromatic Festival Paris, the Power Plant and solo shows at Arprim Montreal, Glendon Gallery, Cambridge Galleries and InterAccess Toronto, all featuring screen-printed imagery animated by coloured light. http://www.philippeblanchard.com/

RGB masks at AGO First Thursday are an example of Blanchard's work: http://www.philippeblanchard.com/recent/ago-first-thursdays-rgb-masks/

Note Receive a discount on workshops!

Did you know you can receive a discounted rate on most workshops? By purchasing a Workshop or Annual Studio Pass you will receive a discounted rate on workshops, in addition to other great benefits. This is an excellent option if you foresee yourself attending multiple workshops over the course of the year.

Register here: http://interaccess.org/workshop/2016/mar/rgb-textiles-creating-animated-fabric-through-colour-vibration

RGB Textiles: Creating Animated Fabric through Colour Vibration

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