One of only a few returning residents, happy to have you back Eleanor!
Weaving on: Lou
Joining us from: Chicago, Illinois
Tell us about yourself and what led you to the residency?
Like many other DWL residents, I learned to weave on the TC2 during my time as a graduate student at SAIC, and am now figuring out what it means to have this exclusive piece of technology at the center of my practice. I first came to Praxis this past winter and fell in love with the atmosphere of community. Currently in my work, I am exploring and wrestling with themes of assimilation, illegibility, visibility, belonging, protection and erasure, particularly as they apply to the strangely camouflaged experience of American Jews over the past 100 years.
Have you had any previous experience with Digital Weaving or Jacquard?
I fell into digital weaving in my first semester at SAIC in 2019, and like Alice in the rabbit hole I’ve been falling ever since… This is my second visit to Praxis, and before this I was the 2021 student Digital Jacquard Assistant at SAIC.
Any goals for the residency you'd like to share?
Approaching weaving with a painter’s mindset has always been a goal for spending my time at the loom. Thinking of things through a color and material perspective first has led me to what I would call an aesthetic “glitch” sensibility, particularly when cooperating with the TC2’s highly structured and orderly system of operations. My goal for this time at the loom is to slow down a little to get out of the frantic production mindset and really settle in to make improvisational and intuitive interventions.
You can find Eleanor on Instagram @eleanorgoegleinfrick or on her personal site www.eleanorfrick.com