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Wednesday 14 February 2018

The Erotic Cloth: Seduction and Fetishism in Textiles

2am—5am

To celebrate the launch of the publication The Erotic Cloth: Seduction and Fetishism in Textiles co-edited by Professor of Textiles Arts Alice Kettle, a seminar at Manchester Metropolitan University offers the opportunity to hear from the book's contributors, Nigel Hurlstone (Senior Lecturer, Textiles in Practice), Claire Jones, Angela Maddock, Malcolm Garrett and Jenny Van Hoof, as well as the chance to handle the Malcolm Garrett collection. 

The Erotic Cloth: Seduction and Fetishism in Textiles is the first critical examination of the erotically charged relationship between the surface of the skin and the touch of cloth, exploring the ways in which textiles can seduce, conceal and reveal through their interactions with the body. The book featured contributions on the sensory rustle and drape of taffeta and the secret pleasures of embroidery, fetishistic punk street-style and homoerotic intimacy in men's shirts, and a new perspective on the role of cloth and skin in the classic Blade Runner. 

Attendance to this seminar is free, but booking is required. To book your space, contact Stephanie Boydell at s.boydell@mmu.ac.uk.