B2 Residency (2021)
Tempestries: Textiles, Tactility & the Climate Emergency
B2 CENTER FOR MEDIA, ARTS & PERFORMANCE
University of Colorado Boulder, US
Jools Gilson had a Creative Residency at B2 in Oct / Nov 21. Her project was focused on the ways movement and textiles shape a sense of place within an Irish context. In particular, it connected practices of textile hand making and the somatic experience of dress with climate. The project sought to develop ways to creatively connect the ordinary and exceptional as a strategy of activism and performance through a series of braided processes for wearing the weather; story gathering and making; attunement to processes of touch; embodiment and movement and the development of smart textiles. For her residency at B2 she’ll be doing preliminary collaborative R&D for a full project in Ireland in 2023.