Utilizing textiles, motors and soundscapes, I have created a contemplative space expressing the synergy between maker, process and environment. I use water as an impressionistic symbol of rhythmic parallels between ecology and the process of making.
The two kinetic textile pieces seen showcase the language of making. The 30 ft, hand dyed, hand woven indigo waterfall moves over motorized rollers much like a weave advances over the beams of a loom. The hanging silk organza piece references the dyeing process, mimicking the dipping motion.
The complementary soundscapes, composed and produced by Emma Aurelia and Miles Breithaupt (Blutonic Choir), can be found at www.blutonic.bandamp.com. They are built upon looping progressions with vocal and instrumental components as well as environmental sounds of water in motion and of the making process (weaving, dying). The many layers of sound express the complexity and rhythmic undulations of both ecological systems and the process of making. The result is a serene, cyclical but ever-changing sonic environment, speaking to the greater theme of the work.