E-textile et pratiques artistiques numériques

Discipline: Arts and technology

This workshop-laboratory offers an introduction to the basics of textile creation and electronics, and training in e-textile and associated technologies, by creating an artistic object for a public exhibition.

Its objective is to discover an emerging field that falls within the field of digital humanities. The smart textile here becomes a sensor (of pollution level, ambient noise, distance, brightness, wearer movements, etc.), display (luminous, polychromatic, sound, etc.), and effector (motor, communication, deformation, …).

This year, the focus will be on optical fiber. This material which looks like a thread the thickness of a hair, can be sewn, embroidered, knitted … in an existing fabric, or can be used alone to create a 100% optical fiber “fabric” by weaving , carding, etc. We can then see the light circulating in the fiber. See the bibliography section for the website of the artists who will accompany us this year.

An exhibition of the projects and a meeting with the public is planned at the Center des Arts in Enghien les Bains, just before the Biennale des Bains Numériques (internationally renowned biennial of digital arts).


– Preparatory (online meeting) 19th november 2021
– Intensive course 10th-14th january 2022
– exposition (optional) 30th may-7th june 2022

Format: Blended

Language: French (possible interpretation in english)

Student Level: Master

Number of Places: 10

Number of ECTS: 3

Prerequisites and registration procedures (i.e. language, fee, registration dates)

– open to students of all disciplines

Duration, Application Deadline and How to apply

Duration: 5 days on site

Application deadline: 30/11/2021

Ready to Get Involved? Apply below.

Marcia Tiburi – TERRADORADA (paintings exhibition) – Auditorium MR002

Deavan Michelle La Tray – Chroma Depth (paintings exhibition) – Hall Auditorium MR002

Eva Dimitrova – Beauty without filters (photgraphy exhibition) – Hall Auditorium MR002

Michail Bakas – Equality in Life, Society and Education Human stories. Another road to the European Dream (photography exhibition) – University Entrance Hall

Indira Sofia Molina Caliz – Au sud du sud (dance performance) – Hall Auditorium MR002 – Closing session, cocktail time.

All performances will be available on November 8 except for the dance performance which will be held just before the cocktail.