Thread of Thought: Advanced Textile Construction

Thread of Thought: Advanced Textile Construction

Tamar Nix

Ayelet Karmon, Aaron Sprecher, MTRL Lab
Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Curator: Anat Gatenio

At the exhibition ‘Thread of Thought’ that will be presented at Periscope Gallery starting on February 11, the industrial design Ph.D. student Tamar Nix, will present an installation that integrates art and academic research.
The research focus is digital design and fabrication of crochet, which enables the creation of complex 3D structures directly from yarn. Crochet is a textile handcraft with no industrial solution so far. Nix’s research involves a transformation of Crochet from handcraft to robotic fabrication. The research is taking place at the MTRL lab under the supervision of Prof. Aaron Sprecher and secondary advisor lecturer and architect Ayelet Karmon.
The exhibition presents an inflatable construction made of crochet textile and fitness balls. The crochet pattern determines the installation structure, demonstrating the potential for temporary buildings or shelters. This type of structure will be created robotically in the future, according to the vision Nix presents at the exhibition.

Periscope Gallery – Opening 11.2.22, Gallery talk: 25.2.22, Closure: 5.3.22
Opening Hours: Monday-Thursday 16:00-20:00, Friday-Saturday 11:00-16:00
Ben Yehuda 176 Tel Aviv