LES Residency Gowanus #2

6/2015

Plarn Party 6/27/2015

Plarn Party 6/27/2015

  Cassette Tape Wallet Workshop 6/27/2015

  Cassette Tape Wallet Workshop 6/27/2015

I was really drawn to the discarded Apple products and the colors of the wire of the ethernet cables.  While playing with these materials, it started to remind me of the traditional basket woven rugs from the Philippines called banig.  Banig are handmade rugs used traditionally as sleeping mats but nowadays are more for decorative wall hangings.  The colors of the stripped ethernet cable are dull and more subdued, almost taking on a more organic material.  The Apple products became part of the pattern in creating these crocheted wall hangings.  I chose Apple products in particular because they are so prevalent.  Because of the company's goal of constant innovation, there is a plethora of ewaste around.  Combining this contemporary ewaste with traditional handicraft techniques provides a dialogue in ecology, wastefulness, and mass production.

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