Transforming Textile Techniques
Within the scope of the workshop Performative Geometries, students of the Aristotle University Thessaloniki developed individual spatial design strategies by analyzing textile techniques and their underlying geometrical spatial appearance. Through abstraction and by filtering geometric principles, newly composed material systems were unfolded. Due to their resulting elasticity these constructs are open for change and alteration by the human body that are at the same time dynamic in time and space, rejecting static conditions by enabling a communication between their own space and that of their users. The mobilization of the spectator reaches a new quality: spatial empathy is not only achieved by the visual sense, but by touch – thus the interaction of the body with the material.
Asterios Agkathidis & Gabi Schillig (ed.)
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