All pieces of work shown on this page are framed in custom made white washed ash frames with museum quality UV filter glass.
Projection mapping today tends towards the large-scale spectacle. ‘A tale on textile – The colony‘ explores projection mapping on textile. It is a collaborative work that shows the subtle beauty projection mapping can lend to small-scale objects and interactions. Combining the textural surfaces of a textile sculpture and subtle video projection creates a fascinating opportunity for narrative. The work was a collaboration between Joshuah Howard, Lorenz Potthast, Jonas Wiese, and Svenja Keune. The ten-minute mapped video loop uses light and sound to give a sense of organic life to an inanimate object whose surface already evokes a sense of texture and touch.
Over different phases the narrative story wins presence and space. The content is no classical animation, but more a play with potential properties, behaviors and processes. In exchange with the materiality and structure of the sculpture the textile and the projection merge together into an convincing staging which can be arranged performative but also interactive.
“A tale on textile” explores the possibilites of textile surfaces with a dynamic content. A particular potential lies in the material properties in terms of light permeability and impermeability, color brilliance, as well as the tactile qualities. In the collaborative work between textile and virtual surface emerged new possibilites and approaches to support, but also to disrupt the other field. Whether as installation, interface or media room elements: Textile surfaces with media content are opening total new perspectives.
The institute of materialdesign IMD at the hochschule offenbach university of art and design, exhibited research works during the 2015 milan design week, in the district of ventura lambrate. the exhibition of the world of materials and structures, showcases playful explorations that involved unconventional approaches. there was an emphasis on getting to know materials, structures and systems, as well as on understanding their technical-physical or chemical properties.
The goal of this work was to explore new limits of fabrics, to experimentally further develop familiar features of them through unexpected modifications. to create these changes different aspects of magnetism are incorporated into traditional fabrics. the combination of methodically arranged magnetically active and passive components cause a mechanical accumulation of elements and thus a dynamic rearrangement of the entire medium. over and above the original intention to set the fabric in motion, a surprising set of innovative aesthetics was achieved. the work illustrates the relationship between media and shape by unique motion sequences.
Works created by Lilian Dedio, Frederic Kreutzer and Prof. Markus Holzbach at the IMD Institute for Materialdesign, University of Art and Design Offenbach
The Crochet Coral Reef is a woolly celebration of the intersection of higher geometry and feminine >handicraft, and a testimony to the disappearing wonders of the marine world.
One of the acknowledged wonders of the natural world, the Great Barrier Reef stretches along the coast of Queensland, Australia, in a riotous profusion of color and form unparalleled on our planet. But global warming and pollutants so threaten this fragile monster that scientists now believe the reef will be devastated in coming years. As a homage to the Great One, Margaret and Christine Wertheim of the Institute For Figuring instigated a project to crochet a woolen reef.