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Al dente textiles. Notes on edible textiles as economic and ecological intermediality

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conference contribution
posted on 04.01.2021, 16:31 by Tincuta Heinzel, Svenja Keune, Sarah Walker, Juste Peciulyte
One of the red lines of aesthetics as modern established discipline was the definition of media categories and disciplines in order to support ‘efficient’ ways of expression. The debate between Gotthold Lessing and Charles Batteux in the 18th century, and later on the propositions of artists and critics in the beginning of the 20th century, have all emphasized the need of a certain ‘aesthetic efficiency’ of artistic production. This aesthetic ‘efficiency’, a term of economical ascendency, was to be achieved by taking into account the limitations of materials used by different forms of expressions and the sensorial channels they were addressing.The present paper questions the notions of ‘media efficiency’, ‘economy of attention’ and ‘media ecology’ through an intermedia research based on a series of experiments with edible materials, conducted during a workshop on textile interactions in the frame of ArcInTex Conference at the Swedish School of Textiles in Borås in April 2016. The paper suggests that the present intermediality researches are the signs of a new paradigm that tries to exceed the modern industrial affordances schemas.

History

School

  • Design and Creative Arts

Department

  • Creative Arts

Published in

Proceedings of the 6th STS Italia Conference

Pages

523 - 542

Source

6th STS Italia Conference: Sociotechnical Environments

Publisher

STS Italia Publishing

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Rights holder

© The Authors

Publisher statement

This is an Open Access Article. It is published by STS Italia Publishing under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Italian Licence (CC BY-NC-ND 2.5 IT). Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/it/deed.en

Acceptance date

16/02/2017

Publication date

2017-10-31

ISBN

9788894062519

Publisher version

Language

en

Editor(s)

Stefano Crabu; Paolo Giardullo; Francesco Miele; Mauro Turrini

Location

Trento, Italy

Event dates

24th November 2016 - 26th November 2016

Depositor

Dr Tincuta Heinzel. Deposit date: 28 December 2020

Exports

Loughborough Publications

Categories

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