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Talking Art - Salah Ud Din Weaving Workshop
Tue 12 April 2016, 14:00 – 16:00 BST
Salah Ud Din Weaving Workshop at 2pm
In this Weaving Workshop, you will learn the process of hand dyeing and winding a range of materials, which were the design developments for Salah's Androgyny project, currently on display at Ben Uri. Salah Ud Din is a Textile Designer, Central St Martins graduate and a refugee.
You will learn the process of how to use an image as an inspiration to develop your own designs which can be taken away with you.
Salah Ud Din specializes in hand-woven textiles, exploring his reactions to culture and society, and centred on concepts of transformation. Two of his projects are exhibited in Unexpected: continuing narratives of identity and migration. In Invisible Movement, the fibre optic installations are inspired by light photons recorded using a camera and then translated into handwoven textiles illuminated by an external light source. In the Androgyny collection, both the series of feathers and the double-sided handwoven textiles record the extraordinary physical transformation of a female pheasant as she changes her dull plumage into that of the more brightly patterned male in order to protect her young brood.