Cut the Crap met Conny

Fashion Machine: a summer long workshop on fashion, art and upcycling

1 Jun 2017
31 Aug 2017

Cut the Crap and help us wrap the Mediamatic building in fleece! Conny Groenewegen and Mediamatic host an all-summer-long workshop in which an enormous blanket of knitted fabric is created. In different teams you will learn all about hand-knotting techniques, the production mechanisms of the fast fashion industry, recycling and the communal goal to create a better future.

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Wearing FAMA T-shirts - The installation Fashion Machine is presented at Mediamatic in spring/summer 2017, a space invading installation of knitted flags made from fleece strips. Chiara Barraco

Lending a hand and learning

The enormous installation Fashion Machine is an art project by designer Conny Groenewegen. She and the FAMA team set out to create an endless thread made out of 2000 kilos of cut post-consumer fleece sweaters, to wrap the entire building in knitting.

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Spindle with cut fleece strip2 - Presentation of Fashion Machine in Het Nieuwe Instituut/Temporary Fashion Museum, 2015-16. Johannes Schwartz

For who?

Attention cutting and knitting enthusiasts and team playing cooks: The workshop Cut the Crap is the perfect opportunity to collaborate with fashion designers and enthusiastic volunteers in a warm community. You will also dive into matters of fashion, hand-knotting techniques, sustainability and recycling. Plus, as a team member you can attend unique and festive FAMA (Fashion Machine) events and will receive a special edition Fashion Machine T-shirt!

Special FAMA events

Kick-off: Thursday 1 June 2017
Grand Finale: 25-27 August 2017
Wrap up and afterlife: September 2017

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Cut the Crap People 1 - The installation Fashion Machine is presented at Mediamatic in summer 2017, a space invading installation of knitted flags made from fleece strips. Chiara Barraco

Information

Workshop: Cut the Crap
Thursday 1 June - Thursday 31 August
Mediamatic, Dijkspark 6, 1019 BS Amsterdam

Register for one or more days of participation by sending an e-mail to: fashionmachine@mediamatic.nl


Fashion Machine is a project of Conny Groenewegen in collaboration with Stichting Mediamatic and Esther Meijer.