Caught in the machine
This project is about creating encounters between a wide variety of production types (handmade, digital and industrial), as well as between different materials (noble and common) to increase the potential of textile techniques. Thus, a crocheted carpet meets print-on-demand technology, a quilt becomes a tool for signalization and weavings transform to hard plastics after being melted. All of these alterations have the common goal to bring the intimate and domestic textile sphere into the public, urban and functional world of industrial techniques and materials.
I was inspired by structural elements of the city and their formal elements which are often ignored. By presenting urban structures that display soft, hairy, melted textile pieces, a form of nonsense emerges from our reading of these objects and it allows the plastic qualities of the industrial objects to shine.
This project was made possible through financial support from the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec (CALQ), Première Ovation, Surface Design Association (SDA), Les Offices Jeunesses Internationaux du Québec (LOJIQ) and the Maison de métiers d’art de Québec (MMAQ). Part of this project was made at the Textílmiðstöð TC2 residency in Blönduós, Iceland.