Sleight of Hand

A Graduate Collection

Thermochromic ink. Award winning. Kaleidocyle, colours, play, interaction audience and exhibition- do not touch, tactile interaction, screenprinted, handdyed fabric, ombre, gentle geometric forms, intricate, japanese heritage, origami, opposing screen culture, mesmerising, the hand generates the patterns formed, geometric morphing fabric,

Sleight of Hand is a range of interactive textiles that seeks to rejuvenate the tactile sense. This collection evokes our childish wonders and curiosities, finding the joy in visual discovery and bringing us back to using our hands in a physical space.

In my project, it is the sensual touch that activates the visual element. It is a visual experience only though this tactile engagement. In my project I wanted to heighten the aspect of play by getting the viewer physically interacting with the work. It wasn’t just about me creating work to be seen aesthetically but I also wanted an aspect of engagement, where the viewer could actually become part of the work. I wanted to emphasize the value of embodied experiences where they can feel, play, and experience the magic unfold for themselves. My interactive textiles are a platform for viewers to not only be onlookers but be active participants in influencing the overall design.

Awarded the Resene Colour Award for Excellent use of Colour in Textiles.

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