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The Erotic Cloth: Seminar and Book Launch

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Manchester Met Special Collections

3rd Floor, All Saints Library

All Saints Park

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The Erotic Cloth seminar is programmed to coincide with the publication of the eponymous book, which explores ways in which the qualities of cloth can seduce, conceal and reveal the sensuality of the human condition. The presentations will explore the aesthetics of cloth to excite and disturb through its gendered materiality alongside the metaphorical and actual qualities of cloth as seductive, erotic, intimate and at times shocking. The seminar will discuss historical representation of cloth, artistic practice and offer an opportunity to view Vivienne Westwood clothes from the Malcolm Garrett Collection in Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections. The Erotic Cloth published Bloomsbury Feb 2017, is coedited by Alice Kettle, Professor of Textile Arts, Manchester School of Art (MSA), and Lesley Millar, Professor of Textile Culture and Director of the International Textile Research Centre, UCA Farnham.

The event is a collaboration between University for the Creative Arts, Manchester School of Art and Research in Arts and Humanities at Manchester Met.


1.30pm Registration

'Windmills of your Mind' film screening,

By Louise Adkins Senior Lecturer, MSA, MMU

2pm Welcome and introduction

Alice Kettle, Professor of Textile Arts, MSA, MMU

Lesley Millar, Professor of Textile Culture and Director of the International Textile Research Centre, UCA Farnham.

2.20pm Stitching Up: Embroidering the sex life of a fetishist image-maker

Dr Nigel Hurlstone , Senior Lecturer, MSA, MMU.

2.40 pm Intimate Practices

Dr Jenny Van Hooff, Senior Lecturer, Humanities, MMU.

3pm A Perverted Taste: Italian depictions of Cloth and Puberty in mid-19th century marble

Dr Claire Jones, Lecturer University of Birmingham.

3.20pm Folds, Scissors and Cleavage in Giovanni Battista Moroni’s Il Tagliapanni

Angela Maddock, Research Fellow of Swansea College of Art and Tutor at RCA.

3.40- 4pm discussion

4pm Break

4.20pm Handling session with the Malcolm Garrett Collection.

Stephanie Boydell, Curator of the Special Collections Gallery and Malcolm Garrett, Ambassador MSA and Artistic Director of Design Manchester.

5pm Finish

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to disability equality. If you have any access requirements, please let us know via 0161 247 6740 or email us at a.turbine@mmu.ac.uk before you arrive to help us to make sure that your visit to the event is as enjoyable as possible

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