MORDANT: 

French: to bite 

(a chemical process that bonds dye with fiber)

by Victoria Manganiello & Kristin Kremers 

An artist’s project, accompanied by a film, in collaboration with Textile Month, we welcome you to participate in MORDANT through one, in a series of dinner parties. 

MORDANT is an examination and documentation of our relationship to textiles by using a tablecloth as the canvas. A dinner cooked by the artist will be served on a hand-woven cloth. Recipes and ingredients have been curated with direct consideration to the potential of dying that cloth. MORDANT asks participants to join in the process of connecting fiber with dye; an integral part of Manganiello's artistic process. 

Filmmaker Kristin Kremers, who is known for capturing intimate relationships that are often blindspots in our culture will document the event - from farm - to table - to exhibition. 

ABOUT THE COLLABORATION

Victoria Manganiello (website)

is a Brooklyn-based artist. She teaches textiles at Parson's New School of Design and has exhibited her work throughout NYC and internationally.  

Kristin Kremers

Is a NYC-based filmmaker and cinematographer. She is passionate about capturing influencer's heart-beat moments and shedding light on blindspots through her work. 

Edelkoort Inc (http://www.edelkoortinc.com/new-pages/) Edelkoort Inc is nourishing the needs of today's and tomorrow's consumers around the world. Li Edelkoort is one of the world’s most renowned trend forecasters and colorists, famous for her inspirational seminars and on-point trend books which are sold to companies in diverse industries from Armani to Zegna.

Textile Month (http://www.textilemonth.nyc/) Initiated by Li Edelkoort and co-ordinated by Willem Schenk, this multiple-location event will gather all voices and expressions concerning textiles.

Tableware has been custom designed in collaboration with the artist, filmmaker and Noble Plateware (http://nobleplateware.com/as-seen-in/). 

Courtney Kremers is VP of contemporary art at Sotheby's 

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