Open Source Embroidery & Embroidery Digital Commons: participatory production and distribution

Ele Carpenter introduced the Open Source Embroidery project using embroidery and code as a tool to investigate the language and ethics of participatory production and distribution. The Open Source Embroidery exhibition (BildMuseet, Umeå, Sweden, 2009; Museum of Craft and Folk Art, San Francisco, 2010) presented work by over 30 artists, including the finished Html Patchwork on display at the National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park. Published writing about the project includes: Open Source Embroidery: Curatorial Facilitation of Material Networks, In: The Textile Reader, ed. J. Hemmings, Berg, 2012.

As part of this project, Ele Carpenter offered a workshop open to all conference participants in which they collectively embroidered part of a text by the Raqs Media Collective called “Ubiquity”.

Ele Carpenter is a curator, artist, writer and lecturer in MFA Curating at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Ele received her PhD on the relationship between politicised socially engaged art and new media art, with CRUMB at the University of Sunderland in 2008 and completed a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at HUMlab in affiliation with Bildmuseet, Umeå University, Sweden (2008-10). Previously Ele was Associate Curator, CCA Glasgow (2003-5), where she curated RISK: Creative Action in Political Culture (2005). As Curator at NGCA Sunderland (1997-2002) she produced over 30 exhibitions including: ‘NOTHING’ in partnership with Graham Gussin (2002). She has also worked with a range of artist-run spaces, and programmed Artists Film & Video at the Side Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne (2002-2005).  /  /


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