The two artists will give an overview of their work and research involving textiles and digital sound, conduct a 3-day workshop to explore techniques and materials to create chromatic prints and sounds, and perform a live set involving textile and digital interfaces.
Berit Greinke is a researcher in textile design and digital sound. She has studied at Art School Berlin, and graduated from Central St Martin’s College of Art & Design, gaining an MA in Design for Textile Futures in 2009. From October 2010 she has undertaken an EPSRC funded PhD in Media and Arts Technology at Queen Mary University of London. Her practice-based research focus is on cross-modal experience, developing interactive installations of textiles and digital sound. Her work has been exhibited internationally and has won multiple awards, such as the Surface Bursary by the London Printworks Trust funded by the Leverhulme Trust, NOBELini Award funded by the Medical Research Council and a DAAD annual scholarship.
Alessandro Altavilla is a sound artist, sound designer for cinema and an electroacoustic music composer. His research focuses on augmented urban experience through sound and mobile technology. He gained an M.Res. in Digital Media, Culture Lab under the supervision of Atau Tanaka, after obtaining a B.Mus. in electroacoustic music composition in Italy.
The workshop is held by KHIB in collaboration with BEK.