Make it Here: a Lottozero Residency for FASHION REVOLUTION
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Lottozero has been active for Fashion Revolution, the global movement calling for greater transparency, sustainability and ethics in the fashion industry, with a variety of projects for the last 3 years.

 The goal of FR is to unite the fashion industry and ignite a revolution to radically change the way our clothes are sourced, produced and purchased, so that what the world wears has been made in a safe, clean and fair way.

 Just like FR we want a cleaner, safer, fairer, more transparent and more accountable fashion and textiles industry and that is why THIS YEAR we want to give one designer/fashion brand the chance to come to the production district of Prato. Get to know the district, the history, the main players of textile and fashion production. SEE who makes their clothes with the objective of sourcing at least one material or producing at least one new item here.

 

CALL

Lottozero offering 1 independent designer or small brand the opportunity to complete a 1-3 week residency in the heart of the textile district of Prato. The designers will be living in the Lottozero residency apartment and working with the consultation of Lottozero and the consultation of some of the key figures of the leading textile/fashion companies of the district.

The selected designer/brand will have the opportunity to access the most prestigious textile and fashion companies in the district, to see the best dead stocks and to visit the Prato Textile Museum and get exclusive access to its historical textile archives. Scope of the project is to source at least one material or produce at least one new item of their collection here.

 

What does this residency provide?

  • A 1-3 week stay between September and December 2019 (please indicate your preference in the application), at the Lottozero Residence

  • Access to Lottozero's co-working space and laboratory in Prato and to the textile archives of the participating companies of Prato and of the Textile Museum

  • Up to 12h of personalized consultancy, logistical support and mentorship from the Lottozero staff

  • Technical support from the companies, for the successful realization and/or development of the project

  • 1 day visit to the main fabric dead stock suppliers of the area

  • 1 visit to the Textile Museum of Prato

  • Participation in company visits

 

TO APPLY:

Please submit a

1) C.V.

2) motivation letter and project outline for the residency (in one unique pdf file)

3) your portfolio or website/instagram

to info@lottozero.org

 

Applications are due by April 28th, 2019.

Applicants will be notified by May 13th, 2019

The residency must last between minimum 1 and maximum 3 weeks (necessary time decided in relation to the project) and take place between the 10th of September and the 10th of December 2019.

Tessa Moroder
WORTH Partnership Project WINNERS!
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It’s with great pleasure, that we announce that we are one of the winning partnerships of the WORTH Partnership Project 2nd Call! 


We presented the project in the first days of May at the WORTH Weekend in Valencia, where we were one of the 85 shortlisted projects who were presented to the team who selected the winning 65 project proposals. 


We will now go on to receive €60.000 of benefits including international media promotion, exhibitions in international events, professional mentoring and much more. Find out more here: https://bit.ly/2JcyTl2

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Lottozero at Atelierhaus MUSEION

We are incredibly proud and honoured to announce that we have been invited by Museion Bozen-Bolzano, the museum of contemporary art in Bolzano, to curate their Atelierhaus. 
We will be presenting site specific projects by three Lottozero artists, curated by our very own Alessandra Tempesti.

The first artist we will be presenting is Luca Vanello (voted one of Exibart 222 artist to invest in) with Tired Eyes Dislike the Young, which will be visible for FREE from the 21st of March to the 2nd of June. 
The Opening: Luca Vanello at Museion Atelier is on Thursday March 21st at 18.30 h. See you there!

Atelierhaus Museion. Photo: Rene Riller

Atelierhaus Museion. Photo: Rene Riller

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David Littler / Travels with a music box
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Lottozero Kunsthalle will be presenting a selection of works by artists we have collaborated with in the past years and that are united by their interest in researching the textile matter. Work for sale will be by Elena Khurtova (RU/NL) and Marie Ilse Bourlanges (FR/NL), Anna Rose (USA/IT), Virginie Rebetez (CH), Farkhondeh Shahroudi (IR/DE), Claudia Losi (IT).

For the occasion David Littler, sound and visual artist from England, will present the world premiere of “Travels with a music box”, his new performance series of improvised solo sound pieces uniting his work with traditional UK textile folk songs and field recordings with punch card patterns from the textile industry, in order to create immersive sonic environments created using all parts of the music box and live sampling processes.
Concert starts at 18.30.

Picture: Khurtova/Bourlanges, "Disrupted Systems", black porcelain, glazed, 2011

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Lottozero Textile Laboratories
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We are happy to announce that the Lottozero textile laboratory is finally open to all, these are the fees:

YEARLY MEMBERSHIP

includes:

-       1 hour of personalized consultancy

-       1 day at the Lottozero coworking or lab

-       unlimited access to our library during Lottozero opening hours

150 EURO/YEAR + VAT

 

GUEST

includes:

1 day in the Lottozero laboratory

50 EURO/DAY + VAT

 

CARNET

includes:

5 sessions to use within a month during Lottozero opening hours

170 EURO/MONTH + VAT

 

MEMBER

includes:

Monthly access:

550 EURO/MONTH + VAT

 

All prices are to be considered EXCLUDING VAT and include an assisted personalized introduction and assessment of appropriate use of the machinery. For those who do not have the necessary skills, collective and individual courses for the use of the machinery and the various techniques offered in the laboratory are organized.

Special options for weekends and evenings are to be discussed individually, with the possibility of a surcharge. Full laboratory rental to be discussed individually.

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ANAGOOR wins the Silver Lion in Venice
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We are happy to announce that Anagoor, the theater company for which we have done textile consulting regarding the sourcing of the materials for the scenography of their play ORESTEA / Agamennone, Schiavi, Conversio has won the Silver Lion of the Venice Biennale, you can catch the play in Italy on the following dates:

12-17 MARCH 2019
ORESTEA / AGAMENNONE, SCHIAVI, CONVERSIO
METASTASIO, TEATRO FABBRICONE
PRATO - IT 

20-24 MARCH 2019
ORESTEA / AGAMENNONE, SCHIAVI, CONVERSIO
TEATRO VERDI
PADOVA - IT MORE INFO

26-31 MARCH 2019
ORESTEA / AGAMENNONE, SCHIAVI, CONVERSIO
TEATRO ASTRA
TORINO - IT MORE INFO

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Guided visit- Generous Images Unable to Reach

A guided visit to the site-specific installation by Luca Vanello, with curator Alessandra Tempesti.

Entitled Generous Images Unable to Reach, the project is the result of various periods of residence by the artist at Lottozero textile laboratories between 2017 and 2018.
The intervention, in the form of a site-specific installation activated by a performance, investigates the relationship between human beings and non-human entities during the bereavement process. It explores the material as "vibrant agent" and the the impact of the latest digital technologies in the intimate and emotional process of accepting pain.

www.lottozero.org/luca-vanello
www.lucavanello.com

Opening hours:
Monday-Friday: 10.00-13.00 / 14.30-18.00
Saturday and Sunday by appointment (+39 3488137701 / alessandra@lottozero.org)

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OPENING of the Lottozero TEXTILE LABORATORIES!
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Our brand new textile laboratory will finally open with a very special open-door weekend on November 9th, 10th, 11th with talks, workshops, music and food.

Take this chance to come visit us in the industrial city of Prato.
Participate in one of our workshops:

Workshop: SHIBORI CON TINTURE NATURALI
Workshop di STAMPA A QUADRO SU TESSUTO
ELETTROKNITTING Workshop
OGGETTI STRA- ORDINARI

DATES

9th, 19th and 11th of November 2018

Friday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The Facebook Event

 

PROGRAM

Friday November 9th

4.00 pm "ART AND INDUSTRY" talk with personalities of the sector (by invite only)

19.00 pm  Institutional moment and presentation of Creativewear exhibition

 

Saturday November 10th

10.30 am  to 1.00 pm Workshop Oggetti stra-ordinari

2.00 pm - 5.00 pm Workshop Shibori with natural colors

2.00 pm - 6.00 pm Workshop Elektroknitting 

7.00 pm Inauguration of the Lab, and of the Luca Vanello exhibition

9.00 pm Concert by Andrea Borghi

 

Sunday November 11th

10.00 am - 6.00 pm Professional screen printing on fabric

3.00 pm - 6.00 pm weaving workshop

 

WHERE

Lottozero / textile laboratories

Via Arno 10

59100 Prato

www.lottozero.org

 

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH:

Fondazione Museo del Tessuto who has worked with us from the beginning of our adventure entrusting us with incredibly cool projects that we have loved to do with them

Associazione NUB  who have been fundamental in assuring the quality of the sound art we have featured

With the Patronage of Comune di Prato  

WITH FUNDING FROM:

Fondazione Unipolis

  

AND THE KIND SPONSORSHIP OF

For the LAB

Siser 

Italsteel

Neon Prato

Ventex

Studio Auriga

Tessitura Ubertino

Artimino

Plank

ModulBlock

Epson Italia 

 

for the refurbishing of our headquarters in 2016:

EWO with their fantastic Led lighting solutions

Grohe with their innovative Blue Pure water filtering system

Artemide with their iconic lamps

 

Tessa Moroder
Lottozero in Turin with Luca Vanello: Generous Images Unable To Reach
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Will you be in Turin for Artissima this week? If yes, we would like to invite you to visit the site-specific installation by Luca Vanello that premiers during those days. It's the result of various periods of residence at our center for textile art and design, Lottozero in Prato, and of the technical collaboration between him and renown companies of the textile district.

The project, Generous Images Unable To Reach, curated by Alessandra Tempesti, investigates the relationship between human beings and non-human entities during the grieving process. It has led to a collection of various types of materials (amongst which, obviously textiles) that were then subjected to a process of reversion that brought them back to their original state.

The exhibition will be open from October 30th to November 4th in the Davide Paludetto Gallery in Turin as part of Nesxt Festival 2018.

Would love to see you there

Vernissage, Tuesday 30 October 18.00

Opening hours
Wednesday, October 31th 16.00 – 24.00
Thursday, November 1st 16.00 – 24.00
Friday, November 2nd 16.00 – 24.00
Saturday, November 3rd 16.00 – 24.00
Sunday, November 4th  12.00 – 20.00

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Via Artisti, 10
I – 10123 Torino

The exhibition, curated by Alessandra Tempesti, is the result of various periods of residence by the artist at the Lottozero headquarters in Prato, between 2017 and 2018, and of the technical collaboration of renown companies of the textile district (Dell'Orco & Villani, Progetto Lana, Colle Group).
We thank all the companies involved and Antonio Mauro, Marco Lenzi, Francesca Carosso
A special thanks to Giovanni Mundula

More info:
www.lottozero.org/luca-vanello
www.lucavanello.com

Tessa Moroder
SAVE THE DATE, our brand new lab is about to OPEN!
Save the Date

We are extremely excited and proud to announce that our brand new textile laboratory will finally open its doors in November!

SAVE THE DATE for a very special open-door weekend on November 9th, 10th, 11th with talks, workshops, music and food.

Take this chance to come visit us in the industrial city of Prato.

This would not be possible without the 50.000 Euro prize money we received from Fondazione Unipolis, for winning Culturability in 2017.

It would also be impossible without our sponsors GroheEWOEpsonSiserItalsteelStudio AurigaVentexNeon PratoArtemide

A very special thanks to our Partners, Museo del Tessuto and NUB Project Space

And the local design and textile schools that support us IEDItis Tullio Buzzi,

More information coming soon!

Tessa Moroder
Lottozero in Paris for ABOUT A WORKER
IWEARBLUE

We will be in Paris during ALL of Premiére Vision and Paris Fashion Week and are happy and proud to announce that we have been invited by our friends over at ABOUT A WORKER to speak at their pop up shop called I WEAR BLUE. 
Come meet us next Wednesday, September 19th at 7 p.m. and let us tell you all about the industrial city of Prato, our work at our laboratory and the best residencies we have had so far.
We can't wait to meet you there!

Tessa Moroder
Superfici STRA-ORDINARIE, a workshop with waste
Workshop

If you are in Florence between September 15th and 16th 2018 do not miss SUPERFICI STRA-ORDINARIE, our heat press workshop that makes use of plastic waste and ordinary plastic objects to create the coolest surfaces you can imagine.  This Sunday, September 16th at 2 p.m. at Manifattura Tabacchi, sign up NOW!

And if you would like to know more about Lottozero and our efforts for sustainability, come see our very own Elena Ianeselli tell you all about it during the talk DARE TO BE GREEN  

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We are proud winners of NESXT 2018!

We are happy and proud to announce that we are one of the 10 winning projects that will present at Nesxt from the 29th of October to the 4th of November in Turin. So if you are in town for the art fairs, come check us out! 

Nesxt 2018
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Fashion Revolution Fair 2018
Fashion Revolution Fair 2018

It’s time to rediscover Italian production, the value of labor, made to measure, handmade and the quality in textile production and tailoring in general.

The Fashion Revolution Fair for quality fabrics and sartorial craftsmanship, is something between a showroom and an exhibition, in which the main actors are:

  • The fabric stockists of the city of Prato, who will exhibit and sell their high quality fabrics.
  • The tailors/dressmakers both local and international, who will work directly in the space and can exhibit and sell their unique pieces.
  • The public who will witness the work of tailors/dressmakers live, ask for their advice, buy fine fabrics or directly commission a bespoke piece

The goal of the project is to reconnect the public with production, with the value of work, with handmade unique piece and more in general with quality in textile production and tailoring. A second objective is to create new synergies between creative agents, commercial and the public by promoting exchange and growth, and, of course, to attract attention to the issue of "who made my clothes", the main theme of the initiative Fashion Revolution.

Saturday April 21st and Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Lottozero / textile laboratories, Via Arno 10, 59100 Prato 

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PHASE : TALK + NIGHT (2nd date/Algorithms)
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Come and join us at Lottozero on Friday March 23rd for the opening part of the TALK + NIGHT event by Prato-based collective PHASE, who focuses on key topics of the modern society. Friday’s night will look into the importance of algorithms — how they have been invading our world. The event starts with an aperitivo + dj set + talk featuring Federico Nejrotti (director of "Motherboard Italia", online magazine dedicated to the intersection between technology, science and human beings on the VICE platform), Manuel Recoil (Cypherpunk and crypto enthusiast, expert in cryptocurrencies and Blockchain), Claudia D'Alonzo (PhD in Audiovisual Studies, professor of Net Art at the Academy of Brera in Milan and of Media Phenomenology at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bergamo), Renick Bell (researcher, programmer and author of computer music, living in Tokyo ).

After the talk we'll all head to Spazio Materia (Via Genova 17) from 23.00 for DJ sets and concerts with world-famous artists including Renick Bell, on the only Italian date of his European tour.

Tessa Moroder
BioShades workshop And Talk - dyeing with bacteria
Bio Shades

Learn about the potential of dyeing with bacteria, dye with bacteria yourself and get to know other TCBL lab [labs.tcbl.eu] members and workshop participants across Europe during the workshop!

On Thursday March 15th, during a three hour distributed workshop you will learn about the potential of dyeing with bacteria, you will dye with bacteria yourself.
The workshop takes place at TextileLab Amsterdam – Waag and is streamed live at Lottozero where our instructors will lead you through the process step by step. 

The workshop is followed by a live streamed talk on Bacteria Dying which is open to everybody.

Program
14.30 Doors open
15.00 The workshop starts: get to know the other workshop participants across Europe!
15.15 Introduction of bacteria dyeing
15.30 Hands-on workshop
17.30 Instructions for next steps
18.00 End workshop

20:00 Talk

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OPEN CALL FOR DESIGNERS!

As part of the CreativeWear Project, which seeks to recover and highlight design heritage and “artisanal” knowledge of Mediterranean cultures by bringing renewed creative energy to clusters and industrial districts…

Lottozero is looking for 4 textile designer to complete a 2 week residency each in the heart of the textile district of Prato. The designers will be living in the Lottozero residency apartment and working in collaboration/mentorship with Lottozero and with some of the key figures of the leading textile companies of the district.
The selected designers will have the opportunity to access and work with the historical textile archives of some of the most prestigious active businesses of Prato and of the Museo del Tessuto. Scope of the project is to give them a new interpretation and to use them as a base for new textile products.

What does this residency provide?
• A two week stay between the 22th of January and the 25th of March (please indicate your preference in the application) 
• Access to Lottozero's shared, co-working space and laboratory in Prato and to the textile archives of the participating companies of Prato and of the Textile Museum
• Ongoing logistical support and mentorship from the Lottozero staff and technical support from the companies, for the successful realization and/or development of the project
• Participation in company and museum visits

TO APPLY:
Please submit a C.V. with motivation letter outlining your goals for the residency and any past or current projects relating to textiles; your portfolio or website/instagram to info@lottozero.org

Applications are due December 22, 2017.
Applicants will be notified by January 15, 2017
The two week residency must take place between the 22th of January and the 25th of March.

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