Milan Del Vecchio & Jmy Kidd showcase their FeltLOOM® a dry felting machine that punctures & scrambles existing fiber scraps into new fabric
Mat making (limited to 2 people per time slot):
3–5pm & 5–7pm, Wednesday – Friday, January 8 – 10
Group workshop (limited to 5 people):
12–3pm, Saturday, January 11th
For an entire week of open hours (11am -7pm Wednesday – Friday & 11am – 6pm Saturday-Sunday) at Play Days: Wrong Edition at the ICA LA, Milan Del Vecchio & Jmy Kidd will be in residence with their FeltLOOM®, a 200 needle dry felting machine that punctures and scrambles fibers to bind together many kinds of fabrics making an entirely new felted fabric. Felt from wool is considered to be the oldest known textile. FeltLOOM® technology combines ancient and new processes in a process that can be described as “water-color collaging” with textiles.
To interact with the FeltLOOM®, we will be offering hands-on guidance to make your own functional or decorative mat / 2-dimensional fiber art pieces.
Accepting donations of used fabric and clothing to be re-made!
Milan DelVecchio (b. 1987, Carson City, NV) is a multimedia artist currently living in Los Angeles, CA. She received a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design from the University of Cincinnati’s College of DAAP in 2010, followed by a Master of Fine Arts degree in Computer Art from the School of Visual Arts in NYC (2013).
As someone who thrives on diversity, Milan’s medium is ever-changing, with a constant thread of provocative whimsy weaving her often disparate bodies of work together. In November 2017, her abstract motion graphics animation Bb-L’Orange was featured at the LA LIVE in downtown Los Angeles as part of Standard Vision’s monthly content screening series. She designed and constructed costumes for Laboratory for Embodied Intelligences – a dance performance / art and science research collaboration with Nina Waisman, Flora Weigman, Fulcrum Arts and SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence), with featured performances at the Hammer Museum, The Rose Bowl for Arroyo Secco Music Festival, and 18th Street Art Center (Los Angeles, CA 2017-18). Most recently she is focusing on artistic pursuits that align with activism – including fiber arts created with the Feltloom. She would like to continue to align her artistic ventures with social and/or environmental progressives.
Jmy James Kidd is a choreographer and costume designer living and working in Southern California. She designs dances, spaces for community gatherings, gardens and decorations for the body (costumes). She is the director of The Sunland Dancers and the founder of Pieter Performance Space (www.pieterpasd.com). Choreographic commissions include Redcat, The Kitchen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, BOFFO, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Pacific Standard Time 2013. She collaborates with her wife Tara Jane O’Neil on many ethereal dance and music projects and has shown this body of collaborative work at Zebulon, Made in LA 2014 at The Hammer Museum, The New Museum, Redcat, The Getty, The Broad, Hauser & Wirth, and various nature locations. She has designed costumes for award winning dance pieces including Sarah Michelson, luciana achugar, John Jasperse, Tere O’Connor and Neil Greenberg among many others. She is currently visioning building a Dance and Music Temple somewhere sometime in the next 10 years.