Structures on the body at The Institute of Architecture, design and art.
Updated: Mar 30
May 20th, 2022.
Colectiva Tilde's exhibition Raíces was presented at the Centro Cultural de las Fronteras in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. The artists Cassandra Adame and Sandra Salaices, members of the collective, were invited to give a metalsmithing workshop to culminate their exhibition period at the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juárez. The workshop was open to faculty and students of the Institute of Architecture, Design, and Art (IADA) of the University.
The workshop was taught at the Metals and Sculpture studio of IADA and had a duration of three hours. It included an artist talk, presentation, demonstration and critique. The participating faculty and students developed a sculptural piece of wearable art taking the body as a canvas.
During the workshop, participants were instructed on how to shape and form mild steel wire using several tools. The participants learnt how to weld using a mini oxygen and acetylene torch. They worked in the concept and form of their sculptures. The workshop finished with a critique and discussion sharing how their sculptures were meant to be worn on the body.