Images from the month-long residency I held at Robert Wilson's WMC, South Hampton, NY. Pleated soft kid leather, smocked flannel and whole cloth quilting were employed to reflect on the 'original garment' and the exploration of the reasons leading to humans donning clothing for the first time. One could argue it was the act of hunting with the invention of textile manipulation through net-making that inspired the first clothing, or we can dream that it was a response to religious ritual that called for offerings of precious linen and flax, woven to make cloth, for the altar or for dress.
Movement performance by Matt Drews, Costume by Anna Telcs with Music by Garek Jon Druss, performed at Velocity Dance, Seattle, WA
Gallery Talk with Anna Telcs
Happy to have learned more about the incredible pieces in this exhibit curated by Jo-Anne Birnie-Dansker. The connectivity of industrial design, architecture and fashion collide during the Arts and Crafts Movement and Art Nouveau. From the Industrial Revolution onward, fashion became industrialized and just like the craft-makers of today reacting to a digital world, the artists of the Fin de Ciecle tried to bring beauty and function to everyday objects; raising 'craft' items to a high art. Thanks to The Frye Museum for letting me come and share my thoughts. — Anna Telcs
Honored enough to be standing in front of the Olson Kundig team to talk about my work, the best part was listening to the minutes at the beginning of the Monday Morning meeting, and a tour of the ship afterward. Much thanks to Alan Maskin and Ryan Patterson. @alanmaskin @rypat
The Dowsing 2013, at The Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland OR. May - October, 2014. The group show, curated by Namita Wiggers and Sarah Margolis-Pineo, brought together seven designers and showcased the best fashion industry resources available in the Northwest. The nascent community is rewarding and I'm happy to be highlighted in this group of talented individuals dedicated to their craft.