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Catherine Dormor at 'Erotic Cloth: Seduction and Feticism' Colloquium
20 March 2015. An event by the International Textile Research Centre, University for the Creative Arts and MIRIAD Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University. Venue: The Art Workers' Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT

Catherine Dormor presents at 'Erotic Cloth: Seduction and Feticism' Colloquium

Dr Catherine Dormor, Lecturer in Visual Culture and Fashion, presents at the 'Erotic Cloth: Seduction and Feticism' Colloquium organized by the International Textile Research Centre, University for the Creative Arts and MIRIAD Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University.

THE EROTIC CLOTH: Seduction and Fetishism
20 March 2015, 10am - 5.30pm - The Art Workers' Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT
Convenors: Professor Lesley Millar (UCA) and Alice Kettle (MMU)

From the beautiful cloth which is quietly suggestive, to the bold expressions of sexuality, cloth is a message carrier for both desiring and being desired. Cloth offers those 'porous, reversible, intimate atmospheres that can be transformative' as described by Giuliana Bruno. The materiality of cloth allows
for the nuanced, rather than direct, reading of the body: the shape beneath, the space between, the haptic narrative. Cloth in motion, the sound and smell of cloth. In our liaisons with cloth we become Other since, as in a second skin, we can play out the disguises of the idealized form, and the imaginary
of our hidden selves.
Drape, fold, touch and feel - all are qualities which are embedded in any discussion surrounding cloth.The Colloquium 'The Erotic Cloth' will consider the ways in which the qualities of cloth to seduce, conceal and reveal have been investigated and exploited in art. The presentations consider the explicit
and the delicately suggestive, the lingering eye, and the textures of sensation; the aesthetics of cloth to excite or indeed disturb.
Presentations are from different practices and in different formats: dance, film, art, fashion, installation, illusion and performance, each playing out the seduction of cloth. This promises to be a fascinating and challenging day. Those presenting include:
 - Professor Catherine Harper, University of Portsmouth
 - Asst. Professor Ali Khan, VCUQatar
 - Liz Rideal, Reader in Fine Art, Slade School of Fine Art, University of London
 - Masako Matsushita, Performance Artist
 
The full programme will be published in January 2015 on the following websites: ucreative.ac.uk - miriad.mmu.ac.uk - alicekettle.co.uk - transitionandinfluence.com
 
Colloquium Fee: £35. There are a limited number of student places at £15; these will be allocated on a 'first come first served' basis. A light lunch plus morning and afternoon refreshments will be provided. Booking will open at the beginning of February 2015. Early booking is advised as places will be limited due to available space.To book please visit: store.ucreative.ac.uk. NB: only one ticket per booking. For pre-booking reservations and queries email: eroticcloth@ucreative.ac.uk