July 9 – September 11, 2022

Woven Spaces – Woven Forms

Akash Inbakumar

Curated by Melanie Egan

textile

Triple weave sample #2, 2022. Hand Woven Cottolin yarn. Image courtesy of artist.

Event Info At A Glance

Price Overview: Free

Venue Overview: Big Vitrine

Overview

Woven Spaces – Woven Forms is a technical weaving exploration of the triple weave technique, which allows a weaver to create multiple planes of fabric simultaneously as they weave on the loom. I am interested in how this technique can be applied to speculative architecture and other three-dimensional forms by intersecting these layers with one another. Through this process of exploration, I have started to daydream about the future of hand weaving and where it belongs in the past, present and future.

Woven Spaces – Woven Forms is a continuation of my speculative world-building and the worlds of crafting, kinship and earthbound immortals. ”

Akash Inbakumar

About Akash Inbakumar

Akash Inbakumar’s practice, based in Tkaronto / Toronto, explores the queering of the human body in relation to material and craft practices. Entering partnerships with multiple mediums, tools and processes, they conceive material-kin. These kin become symbols of the symbiotic relationships that were built during their conception but also gateways to Akash’s futuristic worlding. A future where craft objects play the role of carrying family lineage and storytelling, compared to the colonial west’s nuclear family. Often taking the form of wearables, these objects hope to give the wearer the opportunity to transform into material-human hybrids that can peek into Akash’s dream world. 

Venue

Big Vitrine

A large display facing Ontario Sqaure

Outdoors

Wheelchair Accessible

235 Queens Quay West, East Side
Toronto ON M5J 2G8

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Keywords Public Art