Made in Neuchâtel. Deux siècles d'indiennes » 7 October 2018 – 19 May 2019. Musée d'art et d'histoire de Neuchâtel
Curatorial concept: Lisa Laurenti
Concept of exhibition: Lisa Laurenti
Scenography : Thierry Didot
Graphism : Noémie Gygax
Software and Hardware Implementation : Mathieu Rivier
Animation : Pauline Saglio
By « Made in Neuchâtel. Deux siècles d’indiennes », the Art and History Museum of Neuchâtel offers the first large exhibition on "indiennes" (printed cotton cloths) made in Neuchâtel between the 18th and 19th century. From a rich series of more than 300 artefacts – "indiennes", projects on paper, sample books, portraits and historical sources- the exhibition makes us discover one of the main printed canvas producer area from all over Europe.
This immersive and interactive installation closes the exhibition. It let the visitor choose between three patterns, which have been designed from ancient "indiennes". The visitor can change the colour and the scale of the pattern and project it on walls by a control interface. The public take part to the creation and commercialisation process who has been and still is set up by the textile industry, by creating a unique fictitious tapestry.