'Text in Textile'
Interactive textile installation
Making of: 'Text in Textile'
Inserted within these woven and knitted structures are sensors that are triggered through interaction with the public.
These sensors will generate fragments of narratives from an archive of recorded interviews with recent immigrants to Montreal that I inherited from sociologist/anthropologist, in conjunction with sounds and voices of a more personal nature. The stories had a strong impact on me. I did not want to lose this multivoiced history, and so I transferred them to digital format before beginning the weaving process.
'Text in Textile' functions as a metaphor for the fabric of our society (both on a local and global scale), our interconnectedness as social beings, and a personal desire for communication and collaboration.