720 x 900 mm (light table)
Animation and interactive multi-touch table: custom-made digital construction kit for lace making, developed in an open-source programming environment
‘Louis Kahn famously asked the brick what it wants to become, with the brick responding, ‘an arch’. Our project poses the same question to lace.
To move towards an answer requires understanding ‘lace’ as an abstract formative principle, a product of processes and mechanisms from which structures and patterns emerge. Some inputs have emerged from long traditions of craft and skill, while others are unperceivable to the naked eye.
Pricking is an interdisciplinary work comprising a real-time interactive multi-touch table and digital projection. Displaying real-time interactive behavioural drawings of network systems that were specifically developed for this exhibition, each drawing embeds material intelligence within a process of emergent phenomena through the use of behavioural-based computational models and invites visitors to influence the ongoing generative process that can be evidenced on the table.’