The most common way of experiencing textiles is through the sense of touch, this is where most of its sensory information is transferred, from its weight, to its weave. What happens when you take away tactile properties of textiles and you replace it with visual representations of it? Can we still call these textiles if they lose their tactile and functional properties?
Macro weave explores visual representations of interwoven textiles and textures. Each piece communicates through an array of material language, repetition and the use of light. By removing its tactile qualities and replacing them with visual renditions, this hybrid work pushes the way in which we experience textiles in an effort to create a new dialogue between the viewer and the object.
Sofia Eleni, Toronto-based Peruvian Textile and illustration artist. Eleni constructs line-based material objects that engage the audience on different sensory levels in an effort to create new dialogues between viewer and object.