Disruptive Pattern Material
at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
as part of An Evening of Futurism
December 7, 2013
Michelle Weinberg and Denise Delgado collaborated to present Free School for Writing: Disruptive Pattern Material.
Inspired by the invention and application of camouflage painting techniques to the war effort, a Free School class staged in a rustic dazzle bivouac setting on Vizcaya’s grounds dealt with strategies in art and literature for deception, misdirection and “blowing smoke.” Some topics covered by the speaker (Delgado) included the voice of the manifesto, rhetoric in futurist literature, and the language of propaganda and ideology in fiction. Weinberg’s set, costume and propaganda design for the classroom derives from her interest in de-materializing solids via the use of pattern.