Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Kusama, Bouroullec & Straub

Describing context Infinity Mirrored Room (1998), Yayoi Kusama Art: visual, nonfunctional Temporary: part of the 'Organic' exhibition (1998-99) in the Palais des Arts, Toulouse, France (http://www.lesabattoirs.org/en/node/3101) Large scale: room-sized installation Transforms and defines space and forms with use of color (white dots over bright red background) and pattern / repetition of different-sized dots. Mirrored walls "increase" space, creates illusion of infinity. Immersive experience, viewer completely surrounded… Continue reading Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Kusama, Bouroullec & Straub

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Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Research point

Christo and Jeanne-Claude Surrounded Islands (1980–83), Christo and Jeanne-Claude art installation: no function, purely visual/aesthetic temporary: displayed for two weeks in Biscayne Bay, Greater Miami, Florida large scale, repetition: 6.5 million square feet of woven polypropylene fabric placed on surface of water, contouring eleven islands emphasizes by bringing attention with use of bright pink colour and scale, visually… Continue reading Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Research point

Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Research point

Textile architecture extension to the Serpentine Sackler Gallery (2013) designed by Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher London, UK contrast old vs. new, classical vs. contemporary space and context transformed organic forms permanent structure made of glass-fibre woven textile, glass and steel function: restaurant, open social space https://www.archdaily.com/433507/the-serpentine-sackler-gallery-zaha-hadid-architects https://www.dezeen.com/2013/09/27/serpentine-sackler-gallery-by-zaha-hadid-photographs-by-luke-hayes/ Tuballoon (2006) designed by Snøhetta Kongsberg, Norway pavilion, main stage for the… Continue reading Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Research point

Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Research point pt.2

Room Six: Territories, pp.146 - 147 Mongolia (2003), Mette Tronoll photographic project portraits and landscape home place tradition textile 'A ger is a round, white tent and is the home of the nomads living on the steppes in Mongolia.' (Mette Tronvoll, p.146) 'The nomad moves, but he is always at the centre of the desert, at the… Continue reading Part 5, Project 3 (Clouds and pillars) – Research point pt.2

Part 5, Project 2 (The revival of craft and the hand-made) – Research point

Research a designer/artist/maker, nature of craft The first artist that comes to mind for this exercise does not work with textiles but is a good example to me of how an artist can work with craft. Bruce Gardner is an artist that creates hikaru dorodango, shiny balls of mud formed and polished by hand. The creation… Continue reading Part 5, Project 2 (The revival of craft and the hand-made) – Research point

Part 5, Project 2 (The revival of craft and the hand-made) – Exercise 1

Read The art of craft: the rise of the designer-maker by Justin McGuirk, reflect on the hand-made I think there is a high demand for hand-made objects. This can be seen in the amount of DIY (do it yourself) projects and tutorials that have invaded the Internet in the past few years and the interest coming from… Continue reading Part 5, Project 2 (The revival of craft and the hand-made) – Exercise 1

Part 5, Project 2 (The revival of craft and the hand-made) – Research point

Slow Design The idea behind Slow design is to change the way designers and consumers think/act when it comes to making, buying and using products. Besides choosing sustainable processes and materials, Slow design aims how to create a longer lasting relationship between a product and its user as well as consider the post-consumer life of… Continue reading Part 5, Project 2 (The revival of craft and the hand-made) – Research point

Part 5, Project 1 (The life cycle of textiles and materials) – Exercise 2

Research into sustainable product For this exercise I've chosen a box of tea by the brand Traditional Medicinals®. I will be carefully examining the packaging and labeling, visiting website(s), researching what goes behind each label and determining as best I can if the box's marketing is accurate. On the front of the box, there are… Continue reading Part 5, Project 1 (The life cycle of textiles and materials) – Exercise 2

Part 5, Project 1 (The life cycle of textiles and materials) – Exercise 1

Sustainability I would define sustainability as the attempt of maintaining a process so that it can be continued for a long time or as aiming for balance; this could be done in several ways, such as making sure that natural resources are not depleted, that we decrease our damage to the environment as much as… Continue reading Part 5, Project 1 (The life cycle of textiles and materials) – Exercise 1

Part 5, Project 1 (The life cycle of textiles and materials) – Research point

Stages of textile product life cycle 1. Agriculture/raw fibre production Planting, harvesting and/or processing of plants/products such as cotton, flax, silk, synthetic fibers, wool, etc. Research: Cultivating and harvesting of plants taking into consideration such factors as seasons, time needed for crops, varieties of seeds suitable for hand or machine processing, and equipment needed. There… Continue reading Part 5, Project 1 (The life cycle of textiles and materials) – Research point