Discover 'Physis'(2023) in the Foyer of the Koopmans building at Tilburg University.
Inspired by the challenge of transforming a 2D material into a 3D work of art, by combining ancient crafts and modern means, I created ‘Physis’. 'Physis' is developed on the industrial weaving looms in the lab of Textielmuseum Tilburg, using advanced computer programs, resulting in a masterpiece of technology and art.
Each of the artworks that make up 'Physis', is based on the groundbreaking 3D weaving principle that I developed for this assignment. Yet, it is applied in a unique way in each of them, resulting in different patterns, shapes and visual effects, which were discovered during the research and will surprise you again and again.
As the glass foyer is visually connected to the exterior and lets the ever-changing natural light inside, the patterns look different, depending on your viewpoint and how the light hits the artwork: One moment the transparent warp threads let the light through, while the next they reflect it and light up.
Because the incidence of light is so decisive for how we experience a space and how we experience color, the copper-orange linen weft is chosen to radiate a feeling of warmth at every time of the day and in every season.
The foyer is no longer just a passage, but a space where you feel comfortable, where students like to study, faculty members come together, and passers-by pause to study the works of art and become aware of their surroundings.
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