From Jacquard to JPEG

O'Connell, Micheal (2014) From Jacquard to JPEG. In: Missing You, 1 March 2014, Macclesfield, Cheshire, UK.

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This was a presentation and panel discussion which took place as part of an Arts Council England funded exhibition in Macclesfield, Cheshire. Textile manufacture and silk weaving are the main source of conversation with regard to Macclesfield’s heritage. Also the association between the Jacquard Loom (many of which are housed in the town's Paradise Mill) and computing is often referred to. The links between the weaving technology and photography have not been interrogated however. The event included a tour of of Paradise Mill and demonstrations. Then the relationship between contemporary photographic digital image formats and the history of mechanically woven designs was introduced by Micheál O'Connell. This formed the basis of a debate with photographic artists Rut Blees Luxemburg and Mishka Henner who connected the theme, From Jacquard to JPEG, with their practices. Summary notes have been made available on-line.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Keywords: Conceptual photography, photography, Fine art, technology art, Jacquard Loom, digital art
Schools and Departments: School of Media, Film and Music > Media and Film
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR > N0400 Art museums, galleries, etc.
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR > N4390 Exhibitions
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts > NK1135 Arts and crafts movement
T Technology > TR Photography > TR0624 Applied photography Including artistic, commercial, medical photography, photocopying processes
T Technology > TR Photography > TR0925 Photomechanical processes
T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS1300 Textile industries
Depositing User: Micheal O'Connell
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2017 11:55
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2017 11:56
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