MARCH 1 Anni's Loom

AUGUST 30 Voyage Inside a Blind Experience

Anni's Loom

In this short film by Alberto Amoretti and Giovanni Hänninen, weaver Addison Walz demonstrates Anni Albers's Flensburg countermarch loom in action. When Albers left Germany for the United States in 1933 she brought the 7 ft. loom with her. She used the loom in the weaving workshop at Black Mountain College to produce some of her major works, including the wallhangings Ancient Writing and Monte Alban. The loom traveled with Albers to New Haven in 1950. In 1961, she sold it to her student Dolores Dembus Bittleman, who continued to use it for years. The loom is now in the collection of the Albers Foundation. It has been refurbished and is used by resident weavers and artists, creating a link between Anni Albers's legacy and contemporary textiles.

Voyage Inside a Blind Experience

The exhibition Voyage Inside a Blind Experience has equal interest for seeing and for visually impaired people, examining the abstract works of Josef and Anni Albers. In this video clip, a visitor experiences a tactile version of Josef Albers's Interaction of Color. The video was made when the show was at Santa Maria della Scala Museum in Siena, Italy, by Alberto Amoretti and Giovanni Hänninen.

The exhibition developed from a collaboration between Atlante Servizi Culturali and the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, together with the Istituto dei Ciechi di Milano, and with the support of the three European museums presenting the exhibition.