Unborn and Untitled are explorations of how weaves might represent sound. They were made as part of a research project with Alex McLean whereby Harlizius-Klück and McLean collaboratively considered the mathematical structures of both woven and musical pattern. McLean generated original data from an electronic music piece by Aaron Funk (Venetian Snares), following a fractal Peano curve to reveal sonic structures as visual patterns. The space-filling Peano curve follows a simple path but on multiple scales, and is therefore able to visualise the structure of both the music and the sounds that make it. Harlizius-Klück transformed the music-derived data into weavable files and fed them into computer-controlled looms to create the works.
Woven textiles created from music-derived data with computer-controlled looms
Thinking Out Loud
July 2016 - March 2017 at the Open Data Institute
Ellen Harlizius-Klück, artist and researcher, is educated in mathematics, art and philosophy and investigates digital structures of textiles currently as Principal Investigator of the ERC Consolidator Grant PENELOPE: A Study of Weaving as Technical Mode of Existence…