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Deborah Valoma | Longing

Translator Deborah Valoma, Longing, 2011, installation and performance integrating the sensual, spatial, and rhythmic dynamics of weaving and dance. Improvisational movement by Victor Alexander and Yismari Ramos Tellez. Music and sound by Arianna Brame and Petra Valoma. Filmed at the … Continue reading

27. August 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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Jason Russel at Gallery in MoCC

Translator Jason Russel is currently the featured artist in the Gallery at the Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon. I make objects because it feels very human to me. It gives me a sense of participation in this time … Continue reading

07. July 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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MoCC Portland Residency | Installation

Translator Installation of Recollect 2 was a breeze thanks to Kat Perez the exhibition coordinator. I was happy to have the work installed near my primary inspirations for this project – Laurie Herrick’s Purple Polychrome and Tree of Life. I … Continue reading

13. May 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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MoCC Portland Residency | Finishing

Translator Today was the day (after six final hours of weaving) to hem stitch then cut Recollect 2 from the loom. After some repairs and wet finishing it will be ready to hang tomorrow. Here are a couple images of … Continue reading

13. May 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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MoCC Portland Residency | Inertia

Translator Weaving continues this week. Slowly. I am aiming to cut the cloth from the loom no later than Thursday evening leaving a little time for finishing (overnight basically) before hanging in the gallery Friday afternoon. The finished work will … Continue reading

10. May 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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MoCC Portland Residency | From the loom…

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07. May 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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MoCC Portland Residency | Pattern variation

Translator I began weaving today with a tie up composed of three interleaved sequences of random integers. The plan is to change the tie-up each time I run out of treadling variations (approximately once a day). The blocks in the … Continue reading

04. May 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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MoCC Portland Residency | Threading

Translator Four-hundred forty done, three-hundred twenty left to thread. Weaving begins tomorrow.

03. May 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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from Portland…

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02. May 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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MoCC Portland Residency | Beaming the warp

Translator I arrived at the museum in the morning ready to spend the day getting set up for two whole weeks of weaving. This was my first chance to meet the exhibit’s curator Namita Gupta Wiggers in person and discuss … Continue reading

02. May 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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from Portland…

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01. May 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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MoCC Portland Residency | Natural Dye Workshop at PNCA

Translator This weekend I taught a Natural Dye Workshop at Pacific Northwest College of Art assisted by Lauren Raburn. It was a busy two days in which we managed to dye over thirty shades of colour on wool, silk and … Continue reading

01. May 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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MoCC Portland Residency | Ink stains

Translator My initial plan was to stain the silk warp for this project using sumi ink. I began by rubbing a compressed ink stick on a traditional ink stone with a soybean solution. After a few tries however the resulting … Continue reading

23. April 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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MoCC Portland Residency | More kasuri ties…

Translator Still tying kasuri pattern into my muga silk warp threads…almost half way there! Looking forward to saturating them in sumi ink this weekend. To follow my residency at the Museum of Contemporary Craft on ArtClothText you may subscribe via … Continue reading

19. April 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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MoCC Portland Residency | Kasuri ties

Translator Working from the digital sections extracted from Laurie Herrick’s notes for “Tree of Life” I have formulated the interval (space between ties) and duration (length of the ties) for a unique kasuri pattern for ten warp blocks. Over the … Continue reading

13. April 2011 by Mackenzie Kelly-Frère
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