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February 2018

In Conversation: Mindful Drawing

February 21 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture, 9 Boulevard Drive
London, NW9 5HF United Kingdom
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Free

This experiential workshop uses drawing as a means of exploring the finely cut, dazzlingly complex Japanese stencils, or katagami, from MoDA's collection. Looking at something highly elaborate, we can sometimes rush to capture it in a photograph.  We may avoid drawing may because it seems too laborious and because we are anxious about the end result.  But when the focus is on drawing as process, we can set aside concern over what we produce, and immerse ourselves in the experience…

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March 2018

Film Showing: ‘Waves’

March 7 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture, 9 Boulevard Drive
London, NW9 5HF United Kingdom
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This will be the first showing of a film of a dance performance conceived by Caroline Collinge. Waves is a filmed, costume-led, dance performance, featuring one performer and a large scale paper folded/cut costume. It is one of the outputs from MoDA’s Katagami in Practice project. The film re-conceptualises the nineteenth-century katagami and film techniques through a twenty-first century lens, using digital technologies to explore similar aesthetics and themes. The film will be introduced by Caroline, who will explain how she…

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April 2018

Exhibition: Katagami in Practice

April 10 @ 10:00 am - April 15 @ 5:00 pm
Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street
London, W1G 7LP United Kingdom
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This exhibition at Asia House marks the conclusion of MoDA's Katagami in Practice, Japanese Stencils in the Art School project.  The exhibition will feature work by the participants in the project, all in some way inspired by or derived from their engagement with katagami or Japanese stencils. Entrance to the exhibition is free.  More details will be published here soon.

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Symposium: Japonisme in Design

April 10 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street
London, W1G 7LP United Kingdom
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This conference is the conclusion to the MoDA’s Arts Council England funded research project, Katagami in Practice: Japanese Stencils in the Art School.  The day will feature the practitioners who have taken part in MoDA's project, along with researchers from a number of other institutions.  The day will explore the ways in which Katagami (Japanese stencils used for printing kimono cloth), and other Japanese imports like them, influenced modern practices of craft and making, as well as how they influenced designers and makers of the nineteenth…

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