Hand sewing / Mixed media / 2015
This mixed-media textile collection takes the creation of experiences as a theme. Instead of common experience designs in a form of public art, I would like to use textile as the medium for experiment creation from an alternative perspective.
The idea comes from the tradition of graduation group photos. Before, during and after the photo-taking, the experiences we get at these different time points is normally different. They are changing over time. They are a reflection of our current life. This is the most interesting and meaningful experience that embeds in graduation group photos.
Therefore, taking group photos as my inspiration, I try to create some special experiences for all our members of the MA textile design studio based on a textile-based form.
Group photos of MA Textile Design Studio with Exclusive Memory apron
A variety of usual materials from our studio members was collected, such as cloth scraps, buttons, yarns, belts, zips and textile-related tools. Using the studio's shared apron as a unique carrier, I redesigned a new kind of workwear using the collected items. It highlights the collective attribute while providing functions for daily studio work. We wore it, used it, and took photos together. Then, some exclusive memories were generated based on our combined effects.
Through telling a story about our studio through the application of materials, forms and functions, value symbols and unique experiences that only belong to us are created.