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eliza collin

As an artist and designer my work is concerned with issues surrounding production in relation to materials and people. Designs intimacy offers a critical space to address our everyday material relations and the politics of the processes these engage. My relationship with materials as a designer are integral to the philosophy of how I work and what I make; in attempting to bridge the disconnect between material providence, human labour and eventual consumption. The work rejects the hyper speeds of post-capitalist consumption, in favour of prioritising sustainable practices and accountable processes. I regularly put myself through long arduous processes of traditional craft making and have found myself meticulously mapping routes and stories surrounding ancient production. The demise in dedication to process and the rise of brand identity spells a damaging break which will only be further criticized as we move forward into more advanced material futures. My own work both brings these issues to light and presents solutions.

Collaborations/ Projects

 

Interwoven

collaboration with Makerversity, Doppelhaus Ltd and Bysshe Partnership

Feburary 2018 - Ongoing

London

Design, co-ordination and curation

 

Samak Bilab Bi Delo (Phase 1)

July 2017

Beit Ummar, Palestine

Childrens arts camp, performance and exhibition

 

Drowned Statues

December 2016

London

Rhoda Boateng, Amy Rodriguez, Steph Hartop

Designer, Art Direction and final edit

 

Invisible Dust, ‘Human Sensor’

July 2016

London/Manchester

Kasia Molga

Costume realisation

 

Block Universe, ‘Undead and Other Tales’

June 2016

RA, London

Costume Designer and maker

 

Teenage Caveman music video ‘BIG MOUTH’

Oct- Dec 2015

London

Designer, maker and stylist

 

1ndependant15

July 2015

Kachette, London

Co-ordination and curation

 

Billy Howard-Price, Puppy Music Video 'Beast'

Nov-Dec 2015

London

Costume Designer

 

Cscape Dance Company, TASTE

Oct-Nov 2015

Cornwall

Costume

 

Professional Experience

 

Art School_London

January 2017 - January 2018

London

Head Pattern Cutter/ Tailor

 

Paria Farzaneh

November 2017 - January 2018

London

Pattern Cutter/ Tailor

 

Sadie Williams

August 2017

London

Pattern Cutter

 

Petersham Studios

March 2017- January 2018

London

Pattern Cutter/ Tailor

 

SuperYAYA

January - March 2016

Beirut

Studio Assistant

 

J.W. Anderson

June 2013

London

Studio Assistant

Selected Exhibitions

 

Upcoming

 

Material Connections

13-22nd Sept

The Koppel Project, Soho (49 Poland Street), London

Group Show

 

Past

 

Dust sheet embroidered snow

June 7-29th 2019

The Project Gallery, Arundel

Group Show

 

All in green went my love riding

11-18th May 2019

Giardino del Zuccaro, Venice

Group Show

 

Interwoven: Progress to Process

27-28 April 2019

Somerset House, London

Group Show

 

Life Cycles

21-28 Mar 2019

Light Eye Mind, London

with Pietro Librizzi

 

Welaa

3rd March 2019

Tanweer Centre, Beit Ummar, Palestine

with Julie Fox for SBBD

 

Transparency in Fashion: From Fibre to Garment

10th Dec 2018

Benk+Bo, London

Group Show

 

Rover.live, ‘Drowned Statues’, Manifesta 12

Oct 2018

Palermo, Italy

Group Show

 

Kalamos, Micro-Macro

July 2018

Stallaini, Sicily

Group show

 

Archivo Illegibile

April 2018

CasaPiena, Petralia Soprana

Group project

 

With Kin

September 2017

Manor Farm, Melbury Abbas, Dorset,

Group Show

 

1ndependant15

July 2015

Kachette, London

Group Show

 

Under the Bridge Pacing for the Train

March 2014

DIG Project Space, London

Group Show

 

Education

 

Design and Technology BA (Hons) : Womenswear

London College of Fashion

2012 - 2015

 

Fashioning the Future Summer School

LCF, London

1-19 July 2013

 

University College Falmouth

Foundation in Art and Design

2011 - 2012

 

Upcoming

 

MA Material Futures

Central Saint Martins, UAL

2019 - 2021

 

 

Awards/ Membership/ Residencies

 

Lap-ideo Residency

July 2018

Stallaini, Sicily

 

CasaPiena Residency

Feburary 2018

Petralia Soprana, Sicily

 

Roberto Cimetta Foundation/Creative Tracks

July 2017

Travel Grant, Palestine

 

Associate member of SET studios

January 2017

London