#katagami_in_practice Category

‘Waves’ dance performance film

Caroline Collinge explains the thinking behind her costumed dance performance Inspired by Japanese paper stencils used within traditional textile printing of kimonos, Caroline’s film Waves draws on the rich textile culture of Japan and the traditional art of paper folding ‘origami’. The title of the piece was suggested by the water and wave inspired patterns that are […]

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‘Making Waves’ – a documentary film by students

Students from Middlesex University’s TV Production course have produced a really interesting short documentary, as part of MoDA’s Katagami in Practice project. The project was set as a ‘live brief’ for the students.  The aim was to make a documentary film which followed practitioner Caroline Collinge in the process of filming a dance performance.  Caroline’s […]

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Seika University and Oita Prefectural Museum, Japan (2017)

During summer 2017, our Katagami in Practice project made an impact overseas. An exhibition, curated by MoDA’s Zoe Hendon and Serena Dyer, was hosted by Seika University in Kyoto, and the Oita Prefectural Museum in Japan. Japan and the Silver Studio This exhibition explored the influence of Japanese katagami stencils on Western art in the […]

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Slow Craft in Action: katagami printing techniques

How do museum objects directly inspire and inform creative studio-based students? That is the question at the heart of MoDA’s current research project, Katagami in Practice: Japanese Stencils in the Art School. Katagami stencils are a traditional tool for applying pattern to cloth: but how can we encourage today’s artists and design practitioners to use […]

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