About the Project
Material Codes: Ephemeral Traces is a three-year research-creation project funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC).
Material Codes: Ephemeral Traces visually explores the relationship between digital data, scale, trustworthiness and fallibility thorough the medium of woven textiles, while also investigating mutual benefits of closer connections between fine arts textile practices and industrial production methods, and promoting multiple creative collaborations.
The project engages a methodology of contemporary fine arts production, critique and enquiry in an exploration of thematics that marry the digitally implicit with the materially expressive.
Material Codes: Ephemeral Traces includes mentorship and community-building through the creation of a research working group, and a subsequent international symposium of students, artists and scholars along with outreach to industry.
Kelly Thompson is the principle investigator of Material Codes: Ephemeral Traces.
Kelly is an Associate Professor in the Department of Studio Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Mary Jo Daines