TriangleSex v1.0 is the first quilt in history that was designed using a computer language called Processing. This quilt is a permanent physical record of a unique digital iteration that was randomly generated by code and a historic moment that can never be repeated. Its presence conveys a balance between computer memory and a moment in time created by hand.
Elizabeth (Libs) Elliott is a textile artist and designer based in Toronto, Canada. Since 2012, she has been exploring the intersection of technology and traditional craft by using generative design to build handmade quilts. A deep appreciation for craftsmanship, design history and future-focused applications are all reflected in her work. Her commissions include work for individuals and corporate clients such as Playground Inc. She has exhibited her projects and done speaking engagements internationally and been covered by press such as Gizmodo.com and The Creators Project.
Since 1995, Joshua Davis, an American designer, technologist, author and artist in new media, has made a career as an image-maker using programming. He writes his own code to produce interactions with users and to generate visual compositions according to rule-based, randomized processes. His work has been inducted into the Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, National Design Triennial 2006 ‘Design Life Now’, and has work in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Curated by Helena Frei & Chris Mitchell, Hard Twist 10 Memory winds its way through textiles, a constant thread that runs through the earliest archaeological fragments, the latest experimental synthetics and everything in between. Textiles hold memory, recall memory, record – and occasionally obscure – memory. In some recent incarnations they even have memory. Opening reception on September 10th 7-10pm on the 3rd and 4th floors galleries. On view August 27, 2015 to December 27, 2015 on the 3rd and 4th floors of the hotel.