Teresa Georgallis & Universal Assembly Unit

bondstreetwindowsThis collaborative project brings together a woven textile designer, Theresa Georgallis with a digital media studio, Universal Assembly Unit to explore a new visual language between textiles and 3D interactive environments.

Collaborating for the first time for this installation, the designers worked together to create a digital fabric that responds to sound inputs.

These sounds were collected from New Bond street – both above and below the surface and they are high and low frequency sounds that humans cannot hear. They are more like vibrations.
140707_011_Jacquard_v03b_22Inspired by the Andean Quipus, a system of knotted cords used as data recording devices, the designers worked together to create a digital fabric that responds to sound inputs, and is encoded with inaudible sound frequencies outside the human spectrum.

Technical instruction patterns for a Jacquard loom were misused to inform a digital weaving, where threads, knots and loose ends are replaced by vertices, pixels, and glitches. There is not yet a woven textile but that is an idea on future plans of development on this project.

The project was a commission by Foxall Studio www.foxallstudio.com/

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