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"On Growth and Form: Textiles and the Engineering of Nature"
2001-06-06 until 2001-10-11
Textile Museum of Canada
The exhibition On Growth and Form explores the extraordinary qualities of a new generation of textile materials, illuminating the science that makes them possible and the poetics they express. The works of international pioneers in medicine, engineering and art are brought together in this exhibition. Over 20 new prototype yardages, using cutting-edge technologies, will be seen in On Growth and Form.
On Growth and Form will include geotextiles; fabrics used in the engineering of landscapes; medical textiles used in the rebuilding of human skin and organs; and building skins that can swell and contract. Individuals featured in the exhibition include: American sculptor Kenneth Snelson, Toronto architect Aniko Meszaros, Dr. Donald E. Ingber, professor of pathology at Harvard Medical School, Chuck Hoberman of Hoberman Designs, Inc., Claudy Jongstra a textile designer in the Netherlands, and British designers Sophie Roet and Ann Richards.