Thursday, July 02, 2009

Textiel Festival 2010

Deadline: October 1, 2009 (POSTMARK)

Textiel Festival 2010

Stidoc and the Breed Textiel Overleg International
Leiden, Netherlands
March 24 – 28, 2010

Theme: ‘Sporen’ (‘Tracks or Traces).

Tracks are visible references or remainders of something that once was.
Eddying in the water (wind), graceful lines of graffiti (paint) or patterns on fabric (textile) are different expressions of this.

Tracks can be found outside in the landscape, but also in cities and villages, street plans or wall posters. Tracks can also be found inside, like old wall papers, wall paintings or upholsteries. Tracks colour our life in commerce, industry and religion.

The Dutch word spore or spoor is derived from the Greek spora. Every organism leaves a ‘spoor’ for a shorter or longer period of time. A ‘spoor’ is from something, a human intervention, a memory of what once was.

The Maya-woman weaves her personal history and her experience of being Maya into her creations. Her garments are her memory in which she preserves her memories of the mythical stories and of the world view as passed on from generation to generation.

From tube-shaped molecules, thousands of times smaller than a hair, exceedingly strong and electrically conductive threads are made, making it possibly to equip clothing with all sorts of technical gimmicks like antennas and batteries.

What tracks are we leaving for the future?

In 2010, under the auspices of STIDOC, the 4th edition of the Textiles Festival will be organised by Breed Textiel Overleg (BTO)(Wider textiles consultation): the cooperative of Weefnetwerk (Weaving Network), Landelijke Organisatie Kant Kunst Nederland (LOKK)(National Organisation for Lace Arts Netherlands), Merkwaardig Vereniging Liefhebbers Merklappen (Association for Sampler Lovers), the NbvP,
Vrouwen van Nu (National Union of Rural Woman Today’s Women), the Quiltersgilde (Quilters’Guild) and the Stichting Textiel Plus (Foundation Textile Plus).

All textile techniques are permitted, choice of materials is free, format is limited: two-dimensional 50 x 50 cm (20 x 20 inches) or 200 cm in circumference, three-dimensional 35 x 35 x 35 cm (14 x 14 x 14 inches)including finishing.

The submissions of the juried competition can be seen at the Textile Festival 2010, from March 24 – 28, 2010, in the Pieters-church in the city of Leiden, the Netherlands.

Competition rules:
• Every participant may submit one piece of work that has not yet been exhibited.
• The theme is ‘Sporen’ (‘Tracks or Traces).
• All textile techniques are permitted, choice of materials is free.
• Maximum format is:
two-dimensional 50 x 50 cm (20 x 20 inches or 200 cm in circumference, including finishing and a maximum of 10 cm (4 inches) relief
three-dimensional 35 x 35 x 35 cm (14 x 14 x 14 inches) including
• Only self-designed pieces may be submitted.

• You can register by sending in a complete folder consisting of: a
registration form, signed.
• 1 digital image of the total work, noting the title of the piece.
• 1 digital image of a detail of the work, noting the title of the piece.

The following prizes will be awarded: 1st prize 250 Euros
2nd prize 150 Euros
3rd prize 100 Euros
People’s Choice prize

Competition rules and registration form visit website Textiel Festival 2010:

Press Release - [pdf]

Competition Rules:

DOC - form and rules

STIDOC/Textiel Festival 2010,
Postbus 452,3500 AL Utrecht, the Netherlands.
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