Textile Market is an experiment featuring a selection of my textile patchwork works, created using repurposed and discarded materials, in accordance with the principles of zero-waste, in a new performative yet utilitarian format. The centerpiece of the exhibition was a large-scale patchwork quilt with interwoven patterns that invite the viewer to find “sub-compositions” within the work and to purchase unspecified fragments of it that are not predetermined.
DONT LOOK BACK is a digital creation platform that I developed with my brother Omri Cohen-Alloro. The platform's minimalistic interface enables users to create abstract compositions using color, shape and movement in a spontaneous and immediate manner.
Initially designed for our own artistic aspirations, the platform was later developed for public use with the aim of delivering an artistic and educational tool that encourages independent exploration.
A screenshot of Dont Look Back's interface
The Day The City Wall Unraveled is a fabric of 55 hand-sewn face masks, created and distributed by myself to friends, during the first lockdown. As I created the masks I began to scan them into digital format. The result is an animation work with an accompanying soundtrack created entirely from sound samples of my sewing machine at work. The dual existence of work, in the physical and digital space, is tangent to the dual role of the mask itself: personal protection against an epidemic and a symbolic gesture of solidarity. It is a tribute to the present future, to the day when the masks will no longer be useful, but instead of throwing them away, we will use them in new ways.
Commissioned by Azrieli Gallery, June 2021.
10-03.space is a multimedia platform created by Alma Alloro which traces the path of society during a year of pandemic, capturing the thoughts, ideas, memories, fears, and hopes which arose and developed during this time, acting as a memento of shared crises. At its center is a work of animation produced using scans of hundreds of hand-sewn face masks created and distributed by the artist during the first lockdown. Taking the form of an online fanzine 10-03.space is accessible to anyone with an internet connection. It aims to explore new means through which we can experience and present art in accessible and meaningful formats at a time such as this when the possibilities for leaving your home are limited or non-existent. The contents of the fanzine will be organic and updated over time by the artist in response to the constantly changing sets of challenges that we face in everyday life given the current situation.
Commissioned by Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, March 2021
Screenshot from website
I staged a theatrical scene depicting the story of a textile factory that has transformed into an anthropomorphic being. Consisting of a large-scale patchwork quilt and a video-object the work draws inspiration from revolutionary art of the early 20th century as well as from the textures and patterns of contemporary urban landscapes and serves as an allegory for the social, economical and cultural status of labour in the process of creating a work of art.
A body of work consists of a series of large-scale patchwork quilts, carefully crafted to generate animated abstract films. ‘Big Screen’ moves between the traditional craft of quilting typically associated with feminine labor, and the world of animation and motion graphics. I recast the attempts made by early modernist artists to create a formal visual language for experimental film aesthetics.
Remixing Big Screen reinterprets a selection patches that were excluded from Big Screen. The act of using leftover material to create a new work is inspired by the parallels between digital remix culture and the craft of quilting, both of which traditionally involve collaborative practices as well as found materials.