Activity Glissement de compétences


The artwork

Glissement de compétences

Sculpture and video

The installation, co-produced with Studio XX of Montreal (Quebec), consists of several sculptures and one video.

The aim of this installation is to reset technology’s historical narrative, too often male dominated.

It is based on what textile and digital techniques have in common as a means of thinking about women’s historical contribution to technology and, more specifically, the pre-existing feminine gestures behind the design of the Jacquard loom.

Weaving, assembling thread and painting are all actions that are ingrained in the patriarchal imagination as wells being integral to craft and women’s hobbies within the home.

The installation Glissement de compétences recognizes these practices, which are often rendered invisible, to highlight how they relate to the all still too masculine world of tech.

Curator : Art Souterrain

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