Project 3 – Clouds and Pillars

Research point palimpsest: 1. A manuscript or piece of writing material on which later writing has been superimposed on effaced earlier writing. 1.1 Something reused or altered but still bearing visible traces of its earlier form. Source: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/palimpsest [2 May 2018] Also: a parchment or tablet, reused after earlier writing has been erased (Oxford Dictionary).… Continue reading Project 3 – Clouds and Pillars

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Project 3 – Clouds and Pillars

Textiles in context - Some examples Zaha Hadid - Serpentine Sackler Gallery extension Art or design Temporary or permanent Large-scale or small-scale Transforming and/or defining and/or forming Immersive and/or distant Pattern and/or colour and/or repetition and/or shape The notion of textiles being used as material for a permanent architectural structure is new to me: if… Continue reading Project 3 – Clouds and Pillars

Project 3 – Clouds and Pillars

Assigned reading: "Room Six: Territories" (pages 146-7; Place, Dean and Millar) Following this short reading on Mette Tronvoll's Project Mongolia-- exploring the lives of nomads who live in mobile textile homes called gers-- we were asked to investigate "gers" and other such textile-based shelters/homes including wigwams, tipis and tents. Gers Source (for facts and images… Continue reading Project 3 – Clouds and Pillars

Project 3 – Clouds and Pillars

Notes: -Project 3 explores the context of different textiles, pointing out that textiles are unique in that they "are rarely the end-product and usually go on to become part of a further making process." -Possible uses/contexts include: fashion, interior, installation, furniture, sculpture, architexture, product, automotive, etc., etc. -Textile uses may be large- or small-scale; may… Continue reading Project 3 – Clouds and Pillars