BLACK AND WHITE NOISE
Hand-sewn quilt, 100% cotton fabric 80”- 41”, 2017 Unique
In this hand-sewn quilt Alloro resists the use of technology in favor of a handcrafted approach, referencing digital aesthetics through elements inherent in the nature of her practice.
HD Video – 1920 x 1280p with Audio, Single Channel. Edition 5 + 2AP. 2016
ALMA ALLORO (b. 1982, Tel Aviv) is a visual artist from Israel, currently based in Berlin. Her works are centered on craft and animation. She studied in Midrasha School of Art in Israel and received MFA in the Public Art and New Artistic Strategy program from the Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany.
Alloro’s works have been exhibited at TRANSFER, The Store – Dresden, Museum für angewandte Kunst – Frankfurt am Main, Athens Digital Arts Festival, Western Front, Vancouver, Musrara-mix festival – Jerusalem, Furtherfield Gallery –London, Neues Museum – Weimar among others.
Alma Alloro’s new body of work consists of a series of large scale patchwork quilts, carefully crafted to generate animated abstract films. ‘Big Screen’ moves between the traditional craft of quilting typically associated with feminine labor, and the world of animation and motion graphics. Alloro recasts the attempts made by early modernist artists to create a formal visual language for experimental film aesthetic.
“I am interested in moments in the history of media where a medium is still new and unexplored. The decision to connect quilt and animation comes from a desire to create a unique framework. I restricted my environment by combining these two worlds and experimenting within the constraints embedded in these formats. This provided me with a strict set of rules and by choosing these formats I was obliged to follow the rules. Starting with the patchworks I used solid colors, avoiding printed fabrics and let the patterns created by the tiled shapes form the basis of the visual language, similar to limitation that were enforced in early attempts to making visual with any new medias”.