Fiber Visions: 2013 Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art

Essay by Philip Beesley

“The work that we are pursuing with our collaborators is founded in intimacy and touch. The work starts in quiet ways, setting out ghost-like crystalline forms following diagrids and textile forms in order to make lightweight, resonant scaffolds. Networks of simple computational devices and sensors allow viewers to be tracked, offering small increments of gentle muscular movements that register our own presence, rippling back to us, starting to offer a sense of breathing, ambient architecture. The structures of this space offer clutching, and pulling, imparting a fertile turbulence.”

Published by China Academy of Art Press, 2013
ISBN 978-7-5503-0543-4
(pbk) 325pp 185 x 264 mm