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Warping, threading, weaving, drawing

4 May 2019 - 13 October 2019

Simon Barker 2014

Digital video 13 min 02 sec

This film was made on location at the Joseph and Anni Albers Foundation in Connecticut, USA, by architect / artist Simon Barker. The parts of two ‘Structo Artcraft’ looms that had belonged to Anni Albers, and been used since her time at Black Mountain College in the 1930s, were repaired and restored to working order by weaver Ismini Samanidou and Simon Barker. The film documents the slow, meditative process of Ismini making a Japanese paper thread warp, threading it onto the loom and then weaving.

The film has been exhibited at the Anni Albers retrospective in K20 in Dusseldorf and the Anni Albers exhibition at Tate Modern.

Entry to Warping, threading, weaving, drawing is included in your museum entry ticket.

Part of Women’s Work, a major new exhibition on the work of craftswomen who turned their practice’s into successful businesses between the two World Wars. View the full programme below.