Fashion is inherently social, a way to interact with people and to communicate personal ideas and form connections nonverbally. This hands on, practical workshop run by New York based artists LoVid (an interdisciplinary artist duo composed of Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus) builds on design and art through the use of science and technology, and will allow participants to gain insight into electronic components and circuits that produce light including LEDís, electroluminescent wire, and LCD screens. The course will encompass wearable technology, performance, and alternative power sources such as hand-cranks, foot pedals, and bicycle dynamos, as well as environmental energy sources including solar and wind power. Importantly, it will also provide building blocks and a starting point for future experiments and developments. The course is suitable for those with no experience in electronics and soldering.
LoVidís work includes live video installations, sculptures, digital prints, patchworks, media projects, performances, and video recordings which explore the translation, decay, and preservation of natural, electrical, and biological signals through a cross media and interdisciplinary practice. LoVid have toured the US and Europe extensively performing, exhibiting, and lecturing at PS1, The Neuberger Museum, The Butler Institute of American Art, Exit Art, Evolution Festival (UK), The Kitchen, RISD, Massachusetts College of Art, Kansas City Art Institute, Chicago Art Institute, Cincinnati Art Institute, Oberlin, University of Wisconsin, FACT, Futuresonic Festival (UK), The New Museum of Contemporary Art, Ocularis, and Institute of Contemporary Art London among many others.