• 'Text in Textile'

    Interactive textile installation

  • Inspiration

  • Bio

    Anna Biro was born in Transylvania (Romania) and currently lives in Montreal (Canada). She is a member of the Quebec Craft Council, and is a recipient of the Research & Creation Grant “A “Category for Professional Visual Artists from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.


    She studied at the Ion Andreescu Academy of Fine Arts in Cluj-Napoca, Romania where she graduated with both a Bachlors and Masters degree in Textiles. In Montreal, she further specialized at the “Centre Textile Contemporain”, becoming an expert in computer aided textile design.


    Over the last two decades, Anna has had Art Exhibitions in Canada, Europe, and the USA. Most recently, she also represented Canada at the 5th International Textile Competition in Kyoto, Japan.


    She has also worked extensively as a costume designer for Theater and film productions around the world.


    Currently, Anna is involved in the development and refinement of computer applications in textile processes. Deploying textiles as a link between technologies, cultural histories and personal memories.


  • Making of: 'Text in Textile'

    Inserted within these woven and knitted structures are sensors that are triggered through interaction with the public.


    These sensors will generate fragments of narratives from an archive of recorded interviews with recent immigrants to Montreal that I inherited from sociologist/anthropologist, in conjunction with sounds and voices of a more personal nature. The stories had a strong impact on me. I did not want to lose this multivoiced history, and so I transferred them to digital format before beginning the weaving process.


    'Text in Textile' functions as a metaphor for the fabric of our society (both on a local and global scale), our interconnectedness as social beings, and a personal desire for communication and collaboration.

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