Research as Art/Art as Research
This past March, part-time professor Johanna Norry, who teaches in the Apparel and Textiles Technology program in the College of the Arts at Kennesaw State University, spent a month on an artist residency in the north of Iceland at the Textilsetur Islands (Iceland’s Textile Center). In this session, the artist will share the artwork she made while she was in residence and discuss her particular approach to creating art in response to research, and how her research evolves in response to the art she’s making. The Textilsetur Islands is located at Kvennaskolínn, a former women’s college that operated from the late 1890s to the 1970s. It was a school where women learned to keep house, to weave, knit, sew, cook and clean. While living at the former college, in a remote area of Iceland surrounded by sheep farms, the artist researched and even met with the women who attended the college 70 years ago in 1949-50, and spent her days as they might have—sewing, knitting and weaving.
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