'Materials in motion': using film as a method for exploring material properties

Hunt, K. ORCID: 0000-0002-1985-4351 and Hamblin, F. ORCID: 0000-0003-4349-0604, 2020. 'Materials in motion': using film as a method for exploring material properties. In: L. Campbell, ed., Leap into action: critical performative pedagogies in art & design education. New York: Peter Lang. ISBN 9781433166402

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This book chapter presents a case study of student engagement in an experimental workshop titled ‘Materials in Motion’ with second year Textile Design students at Nottingham Trent University. The workshop encourages quick, intuitive interactions and responses to material play utilising stop frame animation techniques. Whilst the workshop aims to encourage students to think beyond specialist area practices, we are interested in how this approach informs ‘a textile way of seeing’, focussing upon haptic rather than optical visuality (Marks 2000, 162). The emphasis is on performing with materials to draw out their inherent sensorial qualities through a process of discovery. The role of the digital is integral because it opens up the possibility of recording moments that will never occur again, enables students to purposefully disrupt and blur visual engagement, and allows the capturing of evocative imagery through intuitive use of photography without looking too hard.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Creators: Hunt, K. and Hamblin, F.
Publisher: Peter Lang
Place of Publication: New York
Date: 14 January 2020
ISBN: 9781433166402
Divisions: Schools > School of Art and Design
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 29 Oct 2019 16:37
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2020 13:19
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/38072

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