I am interested in collaborative work.
My interest is in storytelling and desire - or ways in which connections can be made and "a sense of story" created through making and writing. I was born in the USSR in the late 1970s, a third generation to the Great Patriotic War (WWII) and the Holocaust, born before the advent of the Internet and cellular technologies. I am a multiple immigrant of mixed blood and of what is called “a complex sense of identity”. Inhabiting such position what can be told, to what extent and in what way? What can be understood, known, felt? What remains beyond reach? I am an artist, educator and textile researcher. Engaging with video, installation, performance, craft and writing, I explore how personal and collective memories and identities are reflected in, and shaped by, material culture. On the one hand my creative research delves into the textiles in my family stories and histories as Soviet Jews, resulting in animated films and writing. On the other hand, examining the role of cloth in contemporary art, performance and cinema I create performative lectures with textiles.
History of textiles
History and theory of craft
Digital pattern and surface design and textile design
Photoshop and Illustrator for craft oriented students