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Christine Keller

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Christine Keller, Dunedin School of Art, Otago Polytechnic Te Kura Matatini ki Otago

Christine Keller is German-born and currently the Head of Textiles at Otago Polytechnic School of Art in Dunedin, New Zealand. Her work is positioned between traditional textile design and weaving and new media art and innovation. She is interested in the clash of tradition and new technologies and its social and political implications. Her work has been exhibited internationally and was featured in the publications Techno Textiles 1 & 2 (1998 and 2005). She is an award-winning designer for her woven and felted design work for the “Handweberei im Rosenwinkel” (1998-2001) in Germany. She has taught textile design, weaving and textile arts in Germany, Mongolia, Australia and Canada.